I had one last customer pick up at 4:30.
Well actually the order was supposed to be picked up at 5 but they arrived early. Which I had no problem with.
As I was on the phone I noticed a customer standing at a big till with flowers. I was heading up the aisle talking to my customer when I saw the florist and I doubled back to grab the other customer.
I told the customer I would be right out with the order. Hung up and grabbed the customer with the flowers. I took him over to floral at the same time that the florist came in and I started to rattle things off when I realized another man was there. He graciously let my customer go ahead saying that he had actually been there first.
I tandemed with the florist and helped the customer through.
I then headed to the front because it was busy, grabbed two customers and put them through. Helped someone else at Customer Service. Things settled down and I began to walk back to the aisle I had been working in when it hit me.
I had forgotten about my customer.
I ran to the back, got my jacket and put it on as I went to the freezer to get the frozen items. Then to the cooler to get the cart. Went flying outside, well as fast as I can go, backing down off the step with the cart. I trundled over to the car and smiled at the customer picking up the groceries.
I apologized and said that I had been helping customers. Thankfully the gentleman picking up the order is also a regular customer and he laughed.
That is what happens when you are so proficient.
We loaded up his car and I thanked him. Told him to stay warm with the cold weather we have moving through. Waved to another customer as I was going in the door.
I let the door slam shut behind me. Locked it up. And giggled.
Proficiency wins again.