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There is one, and only one, criteria I have for judging people:
Nice or Not Nice.
And this is what I teach my girls. Never, ever will we judge a person until we get to know them. Ever.
Now… this doesn’t mean that I don’t judge a person’s clothing.
If I see a kid with his pants hanging off of him, I may think to myself that the trend is stupid. The kid isn’t stupid. I am not going to base his pants wearing on WHO he is.
Do you see what I mean?
Unfortunately in life, people judge people in 2 seconds flat.
And it is really sad because there are a lot of really good people out there.
Because of my philosophy, I have met a lot of really good people.
Case in point:
I used to shop at an upscale grocery store, Byerly’s. It had carpet and chandeliers. I loved this store. I shopped there ever since SuperTarget opened 2 years ago. I mean really, how can one not shop at SuperTarget?
It is Super!
The people that worked at Byerly’s were so very nice and friendly. However, being an upscale store, I would see other shoppers treat the employees rudely.
To me, this is just wrong. I have zero tolerance for rudeness of any kind.
One employee was the BEST. We will call her Jen.
Jen has been there for as long as I can remember. She should teach a customer service class because she is that good.
I went to Byerly’s this week, needing to pick up a few specialty items and the minute Jen saw me and Sarah she started waving her arms.
After finishing with her customer, she ran around the counter and told me that it was her last day. She was quitting to help with her daughter’s wedding and be with her sick mother.
Then she threw her arms around me and gave me the fiercest hug I have ever had from a non-family member!
While we were reminiscing she did it 2 more times!
She kept thanking me over and over for letting me “in” to my family.
She has seen both girls as newborns.
Heck, she even told me to go to the hospital when I was doing my weekly shopping while in LABOR! (I really wanted to have a fully stocked kitchen when I got home…)
She has “talked” to all of the stuffed animal friends the girls have brought in.
She has consoled me while I wiped away my tears, missing Emily, when I would shop on the 1st day of school in the fall.
I don’t know why she kept thanking me.
I was thanking her… for all of her kindness; for going above and beyond.
So on this Feel Good Friday, I feel good about Jen. For making me feel good every single time I stepped my foot in the store.
There are good people out in this world. You just have to stop judging and find them.