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Jim STUNS Grocery Clerk SPEECHLESS
I did it today at the grocery store and it couldn't have played out
Imagine the scene...
Speedy checkout line (10 items or less)
I am number 3 in line behind a woman (apparently buying dinner),
a young guy (mid 20's) with Angel Food cake, whipped cream and
Peanut M&Ms (apparently buying dessert).
As I approach the line, the checkout clerk (young man, early 20's)
is cleaning the conveyer belt as the woman, who is first in line,
glares at him with a look of disdain.
He quickly, and with a smile, scans her items and thanks her
for her patronage, then turns to the young guy next in line
and repeats the process.
I step up, smile, and hand him a $1 dollar scratch off lottery
ticket (max prize potential $17,000). As I hand him the
ticket, I say, "this is for serving us with a smile today."
"For me", he asks. "Yes", I say. His eyes grow big,
his smile engulfs his face, and he says "cool, that's cool"
It must of really caught him off guard because he actually
stood there, frozen, for a moment. It was like he forgot
what to do. He just stood there grinning at me, for what
seemed like a minute.
All of a sudden reality hit him and he scanned my items.
As I swiped my card to pay the total, he said "thank you,
that's the coolest thing anyone has ever done."
And with that, I grabbed by bags and said, "I hope you win"
as I made my way to the door.
As i walked out the door, I turned to look back and he was
showing the ticket to 3-4 other clerks and still smiling
(I would guess).
Paying it forward rocks.
And of course you have my permission to use this
testimony in any way you choose.
Thanks alot Glenn!