Friday, February 20, 2009

So I'm really just an ungrateful whiner sometimes...

I got my car back - and the heater works like a charm... this all happened at about 5:30 yesterday.  I had finally showered by then so M.O.T.H. took me over to pick up my car and I was able to do some quick grocery shopping on the way home.  Despite a minor squeak which the back brakes were still making I was happy - hey, I had MOBILITY again!!!  

So what turned me back into a whiner?  A little too much cheerfulness... really - there is such thing as too much.  I stopped at the grocery store nearest the car place - which I rarely go to unless they are having a KILLER sale on cereal.  I had barely gotten to the front door when I was greeted...  and then another nice employee greeted me as I was walking past the .88 cake mixes... and then before I'd made it through fresh produce I was greeted by two more employees...  

Is there something on my face?  why are all these people smiling at me?  I did shower!  isn't there a shelf somewhere you should be stocking?

I'm pretty sure that by the time I left that store I'd been greeted by every single Smith's employee... some twice...  I mean there's nice and then there's stalking...  I shouldn't have to turn to respond to yet another greeting whilst debating the merits of orange peeps instead of the traditional yellow...  and when I was leaving with my bagged groceries the guy who greeted me at the beginning asked if he could help me to my car...

NO!  For crying out loud people!  I seriously am going to have a complex... I checked my fly, up.  I checked my teeth, no spinach.  Hair - ugh, but acceptable...  

So yay to Smith's grocery store for having the friendliest staff in town...  and yay for keeping them all on in this stressful economy because frankly - most of them are just wandering around the store harassing your customers :)



To counteract all of the vim and vinegar - I was given this loverly award...
...and I kid you not this award was given to me because of the great Attitude/Gratitude shown on my blog...  umm...  thanks Janet - and yes, it's too late to take it back now :)
I'm officially supposed to give the award to 10 other folks that are showing great Attitude/Gratitude... I need to go ask around at Smith's and see if all of the employees are bloggers...

If you made it this far into my whiny post you have a great attitude and I have gratitude that you are still my friend - so this award is for you!!!!

(maybe the employee training manual hasn't quite distinguished between stocking and stalking?)

7 comments:

just the five of us said...

The girl at the grocery store the other day, said that she felt that the food/grocery industry was a recession proof job. HUMM..Maybe at smith's it is not as safe, or maybe the district managers were in town:)

Chris said...

oh T only u would have this experience. I think it is funny. but weird it was at a grocery store. I can see that at a department store.

Chris said...

Chris is actually Kristelle. I am on his laptop.

LC said...

You are such a city girl. If you lived where we lived you would be used to all that friendliness from the grocery store to even the fast food chains. I always let them help me out with my cart. They like the fresh air and conversation.

Heidi Ashworth said...

I always enjoy Smith's when I am in Utah. We don't have it in Cali--natch!

The Hunts said...

Tonya, you are so funny! They just wanted you to buy a years supply of cake mix, girl! Honestly, do they really love their job that much?! I bet they're spiking their Utah fruit punch over there. lol

SWIRL said...

so funny!
congrats on the award...
:oP

ps: I tagged you today on my post-