Errand Day

Shoe Shoppe

Errand Day

Five clerks served up
my daily portion of human

One had a cold—I pitied him
then disinfected
my hands

Two expressed only unhappiness
eager for her shift
to end

Three talked all the while to her co-worker
seeing right
through me

Four never thought to make eye contact
or smile

Five brought kindness back to my world
infusing my evening with pleasant

by Lori Lipsky
photo credit: istockphoto/photoeuphoria

Also showing today: Through the North Window
at The Barn Door

17 thoughts on “Errand Day

    • Thanks, Robin. I’ve been there and remember how tough it can be to be friendly when a mean customer has just come through and hurt my feelings.

    • So happy to hear from you, Eunice. Clerks could learn a thing or two from you…wherever I look, you’re spreading kindness all around WP.

      • 🙂 Naw just trying to share my world I was raised to behave though a few times I am sure that envelope was PUSHED lol I can not reply on the other spot you post too 😦 Nice to see you as well!

  1. Shopping for clothes, fabrics and accessories is a huge part of my job. I commiserate completely!

    There seems to be something going odd w/ the “likes” and “comments”. I went to your previous post to check a comment you made to me… but I cannot find any likes or comments.
    I’m going to use another browser and see what happens.

  2. This is a grand way of saying there are only a few folks out there who “connect” and care. Beautifully written, beautifully said. 🙂

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