Once again, thank you for joining me on the grand undertaking. There is going to be a lot of work for me and I hope to be able to keep up. Please make sure to comment, share and follow along as I share some simple things to better your life!
I have worked retail for many years along with many other jobs. Retail has taken the most toll on my brain and body. I remember most of my horrible customers that came in and screamed at me and cursed me out. It took all my energy to get up in the morning to go in to work to deal with lots of horrid people. I try my hardest to forget them.
I do remember, the good ones.
I had a mom and daughter come in to my store every 2 weeks on payday. They would walk around and talk to me. I would ask about their day and life. The daughter would always ask to give me a hug. They were genuine nice people.
I remember the regulars who would come in and see me busy and they would go straighten up the walls or grab some trash on the floor.
I remember the military vets and how I would give them free stuff for their service and how they called me brother.
I also remember the time when I first started as a manager.
I was 2 weeks in being in a new town, new district, new store. I was struggling to make friends with my peers and most of my staff were angry that I had gotten the position. I had 5+ years of paperwork to sort through, a back room that looked like a tornado tore through it, and I had almost no support.
I this opening one morning to my disaster and my first customer walked in holding a box. It was a mom who had called the night before and I had set aside an item for her. I greeted her and grabbed her stuff and proceed to ring her out. She paid and handed me the box when I handed her her bagged goods.
I was confused.
I told her it was my job to hand her stuff and we both laughed. She told me in the box was a few donuts, a breakfast taco, and an orange juice. She wanted to thank me for helping her and she wanted to welcome me to the community.
It blew me away.
A simple kindness. It is all it takes sometime. To make someone else feel better.
To change a day and sometimes a life.
Helping others can help you as well.
#hugapony my friends