Sometimes, I need to plan ahead a little bit better. As I have said before, time and time again, patience is not one of my virtues — especially when it comes to waiting. It seems like we hurry up and wait for a lot of things in life.
Yesterday, it was so nice during the day. Until it started raining. I was still plugging away at work. I could have gone at lunch time but I didn’t. I waited. Procrastination is one of my archnemises in life. I thought, well, I’ll just stop after work and go home. It would seem that everyone else in the city had the same idea.
It was crazy busy in the grocery store. Lines like I have never witnessed in my entire life — except working at Walmart during the holidays. It was visible on the faces of nearly everyone in the store that we had all realized the mistake we had made earlier in the day – waiting. There was no one in the store that appeared to be crabby or impatient. It was just acceptance that waiting in line was part of the ramifications for making the mistake in the first place.
The workers in the store were phenomenal and all of them deserve a big pat on the back for a job well done. They worked as a team — steady and fast. I mean really fast. I thought sure Joe’s (who was the cashier in my line) arms were going to fly right off his shoulders. He was downright friendly and helpful to everyone in the line. Making small talk all the while handing off the merchandise to the red haired kid who was diligently running buckets of groceries to the car pickup line. There was another young man — I call them runners — whom I didn’t see his name, but he was running like crazy too.
My experience in the North Hornbacher’s at 5 p.m. yesterday was a shining example of team work and true customer service. So good job to all of them. And thank you for making my shopping experience as painless as possible.