Well, golly gee, I had my blog post all ready to go when I discovered it just didn’t fit the theme for today. A fairly happy-go-lucky girl, dishing out happy thoughts and serving up smiles is what I’m known for. (It drives grouchy people insane!)
The sign at the store reminded passersby and shoppers that today is the Great American Grump Out Day. Celebrated the first Wednesday of every May, the challenge is to refrain from grumpiness until midnight, when a person can resume their curmudgeonly ways. The good news is that some people find out how nice it is to avoid grouchiness and work to improve their attitude the rest of the year.
|Cranky Alligator Snapping Turtle|
It’s not even lunchtime and an experience while in town made me feel particularly happy. There’s a bunch of writing to do today, so I stopped by Taco Bell instant lunch to bring home. I got the most cheerful smile I’ve received in years from the drive-thru window cashier, Merci. She explained they were running just a bit behind and asked if I would like a drink while I was waiting. I thanked her for letting me know and asked for a soda, which she gave me right away.
It was just a couple of minutes later that the order was complete and given to me. She told me to have a great day and she looks forward to seeing me again. Although I usually don’t complete the survey, Merci’s friendly, grump-less customer service inspired me to sign in and take it today. It’s always a good thing to remind managers and owners know which of their employees are special.
What is preventing you from being grouchy today?