Patient, Kind Target Cashier Blows Away Frustrated Customer
How many of life’s necessities have your passed by your local Target cashier?
One woman got something she didn’t even know she needed this week.
An instant lesson in patience and kindness.
Even better, her little girl was there to see the whole thing unfold.
Sarah Own Bigler shares on Facebook a situation I can totally relate to.
And I bet you can, too.
Her husband is home sick.
She’s picked up her two little kids from school.
She’s in a hurry as she’s picking up a few things from Target.
And then it happens.
She picks THAT line.
The one that’s moving.
Because an older woman has decided to pay for her things with change.
Yeah, loose coins.
Gotta be kidding, right?
You have to read Sarah’s post in full to see why getting stuck in this line was absolutely priceless.
And I dare you not to tear up as you do.
Otherwise, you’ll have to run out and buy some Kleenex!
“I found a line with just one person ahead of me and began organizing my items on the conveyor. After placing my items, I look up to see that the person ahead of me was an elderly woman. She was paying for her items with change and wanted to purchase each separately. Part of me, the part that had a long day at work, the part of me who had a 1 1/2 year old having a melt down in the cart, the part that had set an unnecessary timeline for Target and getting home, was frustrated with this woman and the inconvenience she had placed on me.
BUT then I watched the young employee with this woman. I watched him help her count her change, ever so tenderly taking it from her shaking hands. I listened to him repeatedly saying “yes, mam” to her. When she asked if she had enough to buy a reusable bag, he told her she did and went two lines over to get one for her and then repackaged her items. Never once did this employee huff, gruff or roll his eyes. He was nothing but patient and kind.
As I was watching him, I saw that Eloise was too. She was standing next to the woman, watching the employee count the change. I realized I hadn’t been inconvenienced at all. That my daughter was instead witnessing kindness and patience and being taught this valuable lesson by a complete stranger; furthermore, I realized that I too needed a refresher on this lesson.
When the woman was finished, the employee began ringing up my items and thanked me for my patience. I then thanked him for teaching us patience and kindness by his treatment of that elderly woman. And although my timeline for target was askew, when he was finished I pushed my cart through the store trying to find the manager. I wanted her to know of the employee’s, kindness and patience, and how much it meant to me. After tracking her down and sharing the story with her, we left Target with a cart full of consumable items, but what is more a heart full of gratitude for such an invaluable lesson.
If you are ever in the Glendale Target, give Ishmael a smile and a nod. The world could use more people like him.”