Saturday, June 16, 2007

and then there's days like yesterday....

for all the mean customers i deal with... i have a day like yesterday that reminds me how much i enjoy my job....

a woman came in with a scarf on her head covering the hair she had lost to chemo. i take her drink order and then she says:
"i think i'll have chocolate chip cookie too...since i just finished chemo...."
me: congratulations.... how many more treatments do you have?
her: none! i am all done!
me: well double congratulatins...let me buy your drink for you today.

she just started at me and said she didn't know what to say. i told her to say thankyou and enjoy her cappuccino. she started to tear up at the restiger almost in shock at what i had done. after she got her drink she came over to me, gave me a hug and introduced herself. i hugged her back and said "way to go! you deserve it!

now i give away free drinks all the time...when it is someones birthday, when they seem to be having a bad day etc.... but often times they are almost unappreciative.... the simple act of giving her a free drink almost brought this woman to tears and i am sure that it made her day too... i know it made mine, as well as the 3 girls that were working with me....

it just reminds me how much random acts of kindness can effect someones day!



Brenda Smith said...

Awww, that's so sweet Nikki. I'd take a Starbucks right now. Haven't seen anything here in Los Cabos! Having a great time, making a big difference in me and Brandi's life. I will definately come here again! Check out my blog, I'm trying to keep it updated.

Debbi said...

Nikki.....I simply adore stories like that. Reminds me of the time Michelle told me all she wanted from me for Christmas was to do a Randome Act of Kindness and tell her about it. Guess I will have to blog that story.

kacy g. said...

We watched The Secret today. You HAVE to watch it. I think you'll enjoy it. James and I watched it together and you guys should too. It totally makes sense.

do it.