Playa Played and it Bite ‘im

Not sure if anyone recalls-prob not it was an earlier grocery one-about a regular customer. It was a Saturday and we had been bantering until he told me not to squish his bread.

Anyone who has read enough of me knows that is like waving a red cape in front of a bull. I made a few under the radar sarcastic comments, such as he ruined my fun of dancing on it, etc. when he said:

There is always someone above you I can talk to.

Since that day I have seen him on more then one occasion. Total cow too, me that is. I make eye contact and no smile, no hello. Keep on keeping on so to speak.

Last week I was coming up to the front and there was a wee line up at tills. Nothing they cannot handle-no need for me to drop everything and jump in

As I am trundling on who do I see but Mr. Threat. Standing at the end of a line with a person in front of him. Their cart was a little full. His was not.

He saw me coming. He put a smile on his face like we were best friends. I know he thought that I would pull him and quickly ring him through a till.

I walked right passed him.

And made eye contact the whole time as I was walking up and by. No return smile on my face.

I love my job. I love my customers. I do not love being told how to do my job. A job I have been doing forever. I do not appreciate being spoken to like I am an idiot.

Petty revenge? Absolutely.

Maybe next time he will think twice about threatening someone over a joke.

I Got Flowers

On Saturday I was working in an aisle when a regular customer and her husband walked up to me. They asked me where something was and then wanted to know where if I was going to be around. I said that I was always around only to be told no that was not it, where was I going to be in 10 minutes or so. I indicated that if not in aisle 3 then I should be in 4.

I was working away when I can see them heading back towards me.

I will admit that I was a little worried. Where was this going? Had I upset her in some way? Was I going to be called into BB’s office (Big Boss) and be taken to task?

I was fairly confident that I had not insulted or upset her in any way. I am always friendly. What was going on.

Customer: I just want to tell you that I always enjoy coming in here to do my grocery shop. You are always so friendly and make the store so positive. I wanted to say thank you and I bought you some flowers.

Me (stupified-smiling): Are you sure? Thank you.

Customer: Yes. Thank you so much.

Me: No thank you. You have just made my whole day.

I took my flowers upstairs beaming away.

Stopped to tell BB that a customer had bought me flowers and why. Turns out another customer had been in on Friday looking for me. He had actually stopped the BB to ask where I was and proceeded to tell him how we had been looking for a product for him but I was unable to find it. He had finished his shop and was out in parking lot when I tracked him down to tell him that I had found the item that he had been looking for.

And while BB was pretty confident that it was me he asked the customer what the person had been doing when stopped to help. The customer told him ‘she goes around and shops for other people’ which of course is not only me but only me is the one who would keep looking and then run out to track one down in the parking lot because I found the item.

I smiled pleased as punch.

As I walked away BB called after me ‘You really do do an excellent job.’

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