6.24.2016

The Goodness of a Woman Behind the Counter


It was one of those days - with a buggy full of a crib mattress, various other baby items and what not's, we file into the line at the Target checkout. The kids are hungry, because lunch is over due for an hour, as well as sleepy, the early morning nap didn't happen today. But they have been on their best behavior throughout the store, a plus for me.
And then the gift card didn't work. The young lady behind the register was nice enough, offering to keep the items behind the register for when I get it all figured out, but the manager in charge, unfortunately, could have cared less. But no worries, we are all only human.

After a back and forth a few times I regret to inform the manager that I will have to cancel the complete order out, please. 

We try again at the customer service. All items besides the mattress were left at the register.

But alas, no luck there, either. By now, both kids are screaming. Hunger and sleepiness finally surfaced. I politely ask the clerk behind the customer service to take care of the mattress, I will have to continue my shopping from the big computer at home. 

We head out the door, load up in the van in search for some (healthy) lunch. 

Fast Food is out (thank you very much). Sit down restaurant not a good idea either (screaming kids, remember?). I give Starbucks a try. 

As the sweet lady rings us up, I add "And a coffee, please," to our order. "It's been one of those days," I explain. 

She smiles. She encourages, and says she will bring the coffee out to me. 

Plus some extra napkins.

What a thoughtful soul she was. This sweet woman went the extra mile and lifted my spirit in an instant. 

We still didn't get the crib mattress, nor all the other items I needed. But when I left Starbucks after lunch, we all were in better spirits. (The coffee may have helped, too. Just sayin').

So thank you, sweet Lady at the Coffee Shop. Your kindness went a long way today.