Dear Video Store Clerk, Mall Checkout Chick, Hollister Dude, Supercenter Checker, (Fill in the blank),
Yea you, the one that waited on me yesterday. My experience with you yesterday has compelled me to write to you today. I’m just stupid enough to think you might read this and be moved by its content. I’d just like to start by telling you that I’m not looking for a premium shopping experience. You don’t have to wrap my purchases in beautiful tissue paper, and put my receipt in an envelope. Nor do I expect you to hover over me, bringing me different sizes or coordinating outfits. I’m just looking for a little courtesy!
I realize that your cell phone conversation from 3 minutes ago, your current conversation with the other store clerk, and your impending conversation with the cute guy/gal behind me is far more important to you than I am. But maybe, just maybe I could get a little eye contact while I’m paying for my goods. That way I don’t have to start patting myself to make sure I’m not invisible. In addition it’s MY payment that is helping to pay your wages. Just a little something to think about. And please don’t huff dramatically when I hand you my reusable shopping bags. After all I’m trying to save the planet for both of us.
I’m not asking you to be Little Miss/Mr. Sunshine, but maybe you could be the tiniest little ray of sunlight. Give it a try! That’s all I’m asking, a tiny bit of light. Thanks! (Oh, and see how easy it is to say that little word – try that too!)
p.s. Dear Blog Readers, Check in tomorrow to see 3 Big Miss Sunshines, and for an opportunity to be one yourself!