Yesterday I was at the Deli section buying some delicious Polish ham for my husband’s sandwiches. While waiting for my turn, they called out the next number and I noticed a young girl holding the number they had called, but neither the young girl or her mother paid attention, she was on a mission texting, so I approached her and said “Ma’am, I believe it’s your turn”. To my surprise, she simply handed the paper slip to Nancy, the Deli attendant, while she recited her order and continued texting. As Nancy placed her order on the counter, she asked the lady if there was anything else she could get for her. “No”, she replied. As she continued to text, with her right hand, turned around and left.
It was amazing that while she waited she had no eye contact with Nancy or anyone around her. It is sad to see that some people do not see beyond their own lives. Do you not have one minute of your time to pay attention to your surroundings? We need to start smiling and thanking people for the little things they do for us, for their service, for the long hours standing waiting on someone. We demand respect for our own jobs and personal lives, but what do we give? Sometimes our busy lives, problems and insecurities hold us from doing small generous acts of love and kindness. Think about it. You are never too busy to smile at others.