Make my day...

Posted by Kirsten Gibbs on July 5, 2018
  • This morning, I did a bit of shopping on my way home from my early morning networking. 

    At the till, I waited behind another lady, while the woman serving us chatted to an old lady at the end of the checkout.   I didn’t mind, I wasn’t in a hurry, and the chat wasn’t stopping the assistant serving us.

    After the old lady left, the assistant explained that this was a regular occurrence.    Every day, the 94 year-old looks in to see if her friend is on the checkout, and if she is, comes in to have a few minutes chat. 

    “I like dealing with people.  I don’t have grandparents or parents any more, so I don’t mind, and I think it helps her feel a bit less lonely. “

    Both I and the lady before me joined in.   That means that at least 4 people have been ‘seen’ – acknowledged as human beings – in this exchange, that didn’t take any longer than the usual checkout.

    “Actually, I think it makes her day.”

    It did mine.

    Thank you.

    Frans Hals [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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