So.... I made my first ever Random Act of Art drop and it turns out, it's not as easy to be surreptitious as one might think : )
To catch attention and hopefully make clear what the package is, I have a card that goes on top which says in big letters "If you find this, it is for you. I hope it brings a smile to your day."
I wrapped a Morning Meditation Charm and wanted to leave it someplace where 'The Finder" might be someone who would actually appreciate a Chakras charm; near a Yoga studio seemed like a good idea. Because I didn't want it to leave it at the studio that I attend (my FAVORITE! Shiva Yoga Shala), I looked for one close enough to drive to without riling up negativity about how long it takes to drive anywhere in Ft. Myers.
I chose a new-ish studio, Dragonfly Yoga & Pilates, quite close by which happens to be housed on the second floor of a bank building. Okay.... I went up the elevator and stepped into a very bland small lobby with two very bland doors - one to the studio and one to some bureaucratic office.
The little lobby was empty and there was a drinking fountain by the elevator door, so I quickly placed the package on the floor under the drinking fountain, stepped quickly back into the elevator, quickly hit the DOWN button and, as the doors were starting to shut, I heard "hold, hold the door please." I did. A woman came out of the office door, dressed in heels, a skirt, and white business shirt and noticed something on the floor as she approached the elevator.
"Oh," she said as she picked it up. "Someone dropped something. Is it yours?" as she tried to hand it to me.
"Nope! I didn't. Thanks, though."
Outcome..... I actually had eyes on the recipient. She wasnt really what I was picturing as "The Finder" but I do hope she gets a smile and story out of it.