Since I use the Walgreens down the street to grab something last minute I tend to forget in a grocery delivery, I’m pretty familiar with most of the cashiers there. But, across from my usual cashier was a young man I haven’t seen before. As I walked up to the counter he said “hello” in between asking his coworker across the counter if she was alright today because she was quiet. She usually always has a smile on her face, but not on Sunday. He told me he had been bugging her to go to lunch with him. Another young lady stocking nearby made a comment over her shoulder to him about how thoughtful he always was…..making sure the ladies of Walgreens were happy.
While promptly getting out my payment, I handed him the RAK envelope and said that now she had no choice but to go to lunch with him because ARG was buying. He started to hand it back to me, but I refused to take it and explained the purpose of the RAK. Plus, it was Valentine’s Day 😊
I turned around and noticed the quiet cashier finally had a smile on her face. Hopefully we were both able to cheer her up a little bit.
You never know what someone is going through, yet they show up everyday to serve the community and collect a paycheck to handle their responsibilities. We’ve all had those days before when we didn’t feel like heading to work because we were going through something. Why shouldn’t we show appreciation for those coworkers who notice and care?