Really. Way too kind.
I stopped in to the drug store today to buy gum. That’s it. Gum.
Me: “No thanks, just the gum.”
Clerk: “Did you find everything you were looking for?”
Me: “Yup, there it is. The gum. Found it just fine.”
Clerk: “Is there anything else we can help you with?”
Me: “Nope. Got my gum. You have to ask me these questions, don’t you?”
Clerk: “Well, we like to make sure our customers are happy.”
Me: “I’ll be happy if you say ‘yes.'”
Clerk: “Yes, they want us to ask those questions.”
Me: “OK, I’m happy.”
Clerk: “By the way, if you go to our website and fill out a survey you can win $3,000!”
Me: “This was a lot of work for a pack of gum.”
Clerk: “Have a nice day!”
Me: “You too.”
I have to give the clerk credit. She did what she had to do. It takes a talent I lack to be that cheery, no matter what.
I’d last five minutes in that job. Maybe.