Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Have A Heart For Shoppers! And Maybe Get a FREE Frosty.

Last time I was shopping at a local grocery store, the lady in front of me was about to explode. She was trying her best to keep it together. But dang it! Why can't they keep toilet paper in stock? I think that's what she was thinking. She waved the assistant store manager over. Normally a happy guy, distraught was all over his face. All for toilet paper. It wasn't even Charmin!

I felt so bad for the two of them. Someone had ripped open the toilet paper package. It was the last day of the deal and she needed two of them. Of course, no one would take an open package of toilet paper home.

Why didn't a rain check just get issued? Don't know. I only tried to look away. Then, I noticed that she had a Wendy's Frosty Jr. Key Tag in her key ring. They need a diversion, I thought.

I asked her about it because I remembered the Wendy's Frosty Jr. deal vaguely. Her demeanor changed quickly. She was excited talking about getting a FREE Frosty Jr at Wendy's. All she has to do is flash the card. She encouraged me to hop over there in case they still had the promotion. My little kiddos, in tow with me, would love it! she said. And she smiled.

My heart melted for her. I know the feeling of agitation caused by deals gone awry. I'm so thankful she was receptive to my simple act of reaching out to her. I could be in her shoes next time I go shopping. (Especially since I have a Walgreen's trip planned soon.)

When I shop, I am laser-focused getting the deals and my coupons in order. I often have to remind myself to look around. Treat other shoppers, store employees, especially cashiers as regular people with lots of feelings, like me.

I will check out that Wendy's key tag because who doesn't love their Frosty. If I get that key tag, I will have a tangible reminder to have a heart for other shoppers, besides getting free Frosty Jrs. for a year.

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