“I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.” -Stephan Grellet
“How much will I pay for the 42k event?” I asked that female staff of Chris Sports last Sunday in Festival mall Alabang when I registered for the Subic International Maratahon. “Sir, if you have a smart sim, just pay P250” was her reply. I handed her my Nokia N70 and showed her my Smart postpaid plan. As I gave her my payment, she explained that the race packet and singlet were not yet available and she will send me sms or call me if I can already pick-up those stuff. I said no problem. She gave me a receipt and then I went my way.
As I sipped my ‘tall raspberry mocha’ at the Starbucks, out of curiosity, I sent an sms to Jonel aka Bugobugo and I asked him if he had already registered in Subic International Marathon (SIM). He said yes, and he had with him the race packet and singlet at that time. Unknown to me, the SIM personnels put up a booth in the Master’s Run, and those who filled-up the registration forms can get the singlet and race packet on the spot. Unfortunately, those participating shops at the malls like Chris sports etc. must have to wait for the distribution of singlets and race packets.
As I scanned my receipt, written therein were 2 smart sim numbers as contact persons for the said event, Adi and Chona. I tried to call them but to no avail. So I decided to sent an sms, not expecting a reply because that was Sunday afternoon, “Hi Chona and Adi, I registered today for the 42k SIM race here in Chris Sports in Festival Mall Alabang, but no race packet or singlet was given to me. May I ask, when will you give it? Ty”-runnerforchrist
To my amazement, I received a quick and prompt reply, “Hi runnerforchrist, thank you for joining the SIM. I will ask someone to deliver your race packet and singlet, please text to me the details where we can deliver it. Sorry for the inconvenience of not getting your race packet once you registered. Do you want a vanity number? “-adi
Wow! Total customer service satisfaction. With an Organizer like this, I cannot imagine myself not joining this race. I’m only asking when can I get my race bib/singlet in Chris Sports, and yet, as a true professional, he will ask someone to deliver it in my home address. With an additional vanity number of my choice!
And today, I received it thru LBC.
That’s an EXTRA-MILE for Sir Adi delos Reyes, and with that-I salute him not only because he rendered to me an exemplary service but he treated me like I’m special. My first time to receive a singlet/race packet thru LBC, and I’ll treasure this race.
May the Lord continually enlarge your territorial boundaries, Sir Adi delos Reyes and I wish that some Organizers will imitate your style and copy your legacy.
I’ll be praying for the success of that SIM event.
God be Praised!