I sometimes have a tendency to complain – hey, who doesn’t? Life is often frustrating and hard. However, today I have had a great experience and I want to focus on that.
Even considering the fact that I have had a murderous headache most of the morning, I have actually had a pretty good day. I had some work done at the dentist and needed to pick up the holiday meal.
I went to Albertson’s to pick up the chicken and mayhap a small Christmas cake, which we are going to enjoy in the Japanese tradition. I don’t always have the best experience with their deli but today the workers went the extra mile, doing everything I needed with a minimum of fuss. The lady in the bakery went out of her way to help me find the perfect five inch round cake, exactly suited for what I wanted. She even commiserated with me about the sad lack of buttercream in much of today’s baking, and made sure the cake I bought had it.
At the dentist, all the hygienists were exemplary, the office staff quick, and the dentist his usual cheerful, amazing self. My cleaning went really well and I actually enjoyed it! Lisa was really amazing. It’s so good to deal with people who truly enjoy their jobs and are good at them. She was informative, good to talk to, and gave me some excellent tips about managing my dental health. (Shout out to Associated Dental on Campbell in Tucson! You guys rock!)
So, even though my headache only got worse as the day went on, I was really happy with everyone I dealt with. So here’s a big thank you to everyone in the service sector, thank you for doing your jobs with a smile. You help mend what’s torn, fix what’s broken, and the world would be lost without you.