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Posted by JKor on 29 October 2015 - 10:51 AM
Posted by Bklmt2000 on 11 December 2016 - 08:40 AM
A few weeks ago, an elderly lady (one of the regulars, ~90 years old) was going through the self-checkout line, when she discovered that she forgot to grab a box of Zesta crackers.
She asked the cashier if he could get her a box. Apparently, the self-checkout area was pretty busy at the time, but the cashier immediately went to get the Zestas this customer asked for, while a coworker took over the self-checkout area.
Upon returning, this customer thanked the cashier profusely, and the cashier told her "you're welcome", but the customer then dropped a bombshell of sorts:
She quietly tells the cashier that she's actually quite iil, with Stage 4 lung cancer, and that Zestas are about the only solid food she can keep down, due to her chemo.
Cashier helps her finish ringing up her groceries, and (while a coworker is minding things), he helps this customer out to her car and loads her groceries.
Customer thanks him again, and cashier says, "you're welcome, and I hope you feel better soon."
Two weeks later, the cashier learns that the customer wrote a very nice letter to the cashier's management, praising the cashier and his kindness, and the management not only sent their own letter of praise to the cashier, but also a copy of the customer's original letter.
A few salient details to give this story better context:
- The management in question (whom the customer wrote to) wasn't the store manager, or even the regional manager, but the CEO of the entire store chain.
- The CEO in question: one Mr. Rodney McMullen, the CEO of Kroger's. Yes, that Kroger's.
- The cashier in question: my son.
We first learned of this last night, after our son got home from work (he found out shortly before his shift ended).
Upon hearing his story and reading the CEO's and customer's letters, my wife said: "Now the CEO of Kroger's knows I raised my son right." Damn right he does.
Just wanted to share.
Posted by Brian72 on 12 August 2016 - 09:56 AM
Posted by glassonion on 08 June 2016 - 06:43 PM
Through the use of myfitnesspal, a 1500 cal sensible diet and moderate exercise, I have lost 53 pounds.
I'm feeling pretty good right now. I really have no goal set to achieve other than I want to see how much I can loose with the same regiment. I would like to see 200 but we'll see. I am taking the slow but steady approach and not starving myself, but just watching more closely what I eat and portion control.
I have found out that just because a product is labeled as lite or healthy doesn't mean it is.
So it's been a journey that I am dedicated to.
Posted by Hillbilly Deluxe on 21 January 2012 - 08:51 PM
Posted by Barbados Slim on 19 January 2017 - 08:52 PM
The fact that adults would come into the PH and push buttons like a child is unreal. Pretty sure that everyone knows that the election is over and who won and who didn't win. We get it.
The fact that Mexas has been borderline with his bullshit for more than a decade with no Mod action is unreal.
Posted by brewman on 22 December 2011 - 08:49 AM
Posted by zymot on 16 September 2016 - 06:30 AM
Posted by Seagis on 06 March 2016 - 07:24 PM
Mooch has zero class. Freakish large man hands and posterior, but no class.
I guess that you have to have class in order to recognize it.
I give you a pretty wide berth, man, but I have to ask you what it is about Michelle Obama that differentiates her from people like Laura Bush or Nancy Reagan. I mean, other than the fact that she's a Democrat or that she's black.
You can disagree with someone's political perspective without automatically seeing political affiliation as a lack of class. It's not hard. I don't care for Joe Biden's political stance, but I think he's shown a great deal of class and grace in light of the family deaths he's had to endure. For all the political caricatures people make of him I think Biden has a lot of class.
Do you care to give any specific examples of classless behavior that Mrs. Obama has evidenced? Or are you just posting nonsense because you enjoy picking at people that don't think like you? I'm going to guess that it's the latter rather than the former.
I generally don't talk about my own political views here on the board a great deal - even though most people recognize that I'm likely even more conservative than even you are - but this kind of discourse is needless, petty and stupid.
I realize that this is a waste of my own efforts as you're likely to just post a couple of general examples of things she's done that you don't like, which, of course, do not in any way equate to a lack of class. I think you'd sooner shoot yourself in the head than admit that she ever did anything you approve of.
Quite frankly it's a bit sad that a grown adult - one that's even older than my own 44 years - can have this level of distaste for another human being. Actually, sad probably isn't the right word. Pathetic is probably a better choice. You want to talk about a lack of class? Try to find someone who takes the opportunity to post about the current First Lady - who just so happens to not be from their own party - in a memorial thread for a woman that died. That's prima facie evidence of a complete and total lack of class.
But carry on with your "Aww, shucks. I'm just having fun!" stupidity. I've had enough of it.
Posted by miccullen on 05 March 2012 - 01:32 PM
Posted by phalanxausage on 16 February 2012 - 03:30 PM
Posted by djinkc on 24 January 2012 - 09:32 AM
Posted by TonyBrown on 02 March 2017 - 07:39 AM
when I work from home this is part of my routine
Posted by Seagis on 21 February 2017 - 02:02 PM
Got the call this morning to let me know that she is officially out of the woods. Cancer free.
Got her home about 11:15 or so and got some much needed rest. The breathing tube has given her a massive sore throat and the surgery itself has given her a stiff neck, but other than a bit of minor pain from the incision itself she's her normal self. Friends and family have meals taken care of for the next week and a half, so we're about as good as we can be under the circumstances.
Posted by djinkc on 07 December 2016 - 07:13 PM
Left work early Monday - sick. Called in sick again Tuesday. Got called into the office today when she showed up.
Promotion and raise to take over someone leaving. About time she got a break. Working 1.5 jobs now to make ends meet. Proud of our girl.
Posted by EWW on 10 November 2016 - 07:41 PM
Posted by BlKtRe on 21 June 2016 - 10:54 AM
So Leeway Franks just won best new restaurant of the year in local voting. Well done Sioux and Mrs. Sioux!
Posted by brewguy on 26 February 2016 - 11:55 AM
Maybe. Sometimes you have to push the envelope to drive the point home, though.
I threatened my 17-year-old son with a spanking last night. That would be the first time in almost 11 years that something like that has happened. He changed his tune rather quickly as he knew I wasn't making an idle threat.
Sounds like W/G and the roommate need a spanking.
Posted by Corbin on 28 October 2015 - 08:55 PM
Just noticed the +/- system is back
Posted by TonyBrown on 26 April 2012 - 12:20 PM
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