Friday, November 4, 2011

My pleasure, great service and the goodbye girl

A windy drizzly day, but the trees sure are beautiful...

- The upside of having a cold all week is going by Chick-fil-A for chicken noodle soup at lunchtime. Delicious. But the best thing, they respond to your request at the drive-through-ordering-thing with "My pleasure." And say it again when I thank them as they hand out the soup at the window.

- Stopping by the Wal-Mart car service center for an oil change and an employee who is off duty, and only there to pick up his paycheck, rings me up at the counter because he spotted me waiting. More excellent customer service.

- My client, who I usually see at her home, brings her baby into the printing company. Wee Claire immediately waves and says, "bye bye" to me, since I am the one always leaving.

Sometimes it's the little things that will make my day, like hearing "my pleasure" or someone who goes out of their way to help. And a cute baby never hurts. I hope good things happen to you this weekend - let me know in a comment if they do.

21 comments:

Scarlet said...

I love the way we know just about everyone in our little community when we pop into the market or a local restaurant. They're all smiles and hellos and it feels great to be a part of it all. It's like Mayberry in Miami sometimes. :)

I should have my friend who's lonely and going through a divorce work on three good things every day...maybe start a journal or blog. We should ALL do that! The world would be a better place with so much thankfulness.

PS - Love your fall photo!

Lynn said...

Scarlet -

That's so lovely that your community is like that. It's one of the things I miss about living in a small town. The suburb I live in in Atlanta is a driving community and a bit impersonal (except for yesterday.) :)

Tell her if she starts a blog listing her three good or beautiful things, I'll come to it. That idea is not original to me - a woman in the UK started it with her blog "Three Beautiful Things" and she encourages others to blog and do it, too. Anyone who emails their 3BT link to her, she links on the side of her blog. http://threebeautifulthings.blogspot.com/

Laura said...

Your blog is one of the good things that happened to me today! I especially love your Friday posts wishing everyone a good weekend. I hope you have a good weekend, too.

Jannie Funster said...

Dearest lovely Lynn,

Kelly and I are big fans of that noodle soup. I had a large bowl of it last Saturday, and wanted one last night after her gymnastics, but it was her turn to choose. So Jimmy-John's it was!

Yes, they say "My Pleasure" here too! I love that company. And if you're eating IN the restaurant they keep plying you with free refills. No other fast food place does that, to my knowledge. And closed on Sunday to honor the Sabbath is a classy deal too.

I want to hug those trees!

And that baby.

And you. (((((HUGGING YOU!))))

xooxo

Sparkling Red said...

Good things are going to happen this weekend. I'm going to a birthday dinner on Saturday, and on Sunday I'm hoping to meet a friend to see Puss In Boots.

I am very impressed by that Wal-Mart employee. That is going above and beyond the call of duty!

Granny Annie said...

Well it was definitely a good thing to read this delightful post.

Lynn said...

Laura -

I am delighted that you feel that way. You make me want to keep doing it!

Jannie -

Jimmy Johns, where the smells are free! I like that place, too.

(((HUGS))) back!

xo

Sparkling Red -

I'm so glad you are feeling better and can do things like that. I want to see that movie, too.

Have a great weekend!

Granny Annie -

Thank you - I am delighted you feel that way!

Riot Kitty said...

Only you are enough of an optimist to see the bright side of a cold! I get to see Blake this weekend, so that is a YAY! event for me.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Thanks for the beautiful pic with the dazzling tree color! Never heard that "You're Welcome" like greeting here ever- but I don't go out for food much. So kind of the off duty guy-
At work today actually 3 Little ones came in for Paycheck pick-ups. A two year old blonde gorl with Grandma, n a big 3 sis with 3-month old baby brother came around to greet everyone. so well behaved too. Made me miss my grandkids all day. Early work this week-end again.
Have a good one

Leonora said...

Yes, it's the simple pleasures and kindnesses that make a BIG difference!
I hope you're feeling better over the weekend. Have a great one yourself : )

BlueShell said...

It was a good thing comming here today! And YES...the trees ara amazing. Have a nice weekend too, dear.

Jeff said...

Chick-a-fil has chicken noodle soup... Who knew?

LL Cool Joe said...

I've always found the staff in nearly ever shop I go into in the States to be helpful and charming. Not something I'd say about staff here in the UK!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend Lynn!

G said...

Hmmm...well, I don't know about experiencing good customer service, but when I do see a child during my daily wanderings having fun and in good mood, it does brighten the current moment of the day.

So I guess you can call that good customer service of the unintentional variety.

Louvregirl said...

Will do Lynn....(let you know about the good things that happen!)
lg

Mama Zen said...

It's always nice to get good customer service!

Fireblossom said...

I love all three of these. One neat thing in my weekend will be using my slow cooker aqain today. All day long, the house will smell heavenly, and dinner will be a much-anticipated delight.

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

Yay is right - I'm so glad you get to see your bro. I hope you are having a great time.

Snaggle -

I hope you get to see your grandkids soon. I remember how cute they are from the pictures on your blog.

Leonora -

You recount them daily on your lovely blog - I always love visiting there.

BlueShell-

Thank you for that and thank you for coming by!

Lynn said...

Jeff -

The stores down here do. Hopefully it's not regional. It's my go to soup when I have a cold.

Joe -

I'm glad you have had that experience here.

G -

An outstanding example, I say!

lg -

You always have good things happen - I see that on your lovely blog.

Mama Zen -

Absolutely.

FB -

Ah - that sounds lovely! Yummy, too. It makes me want to get my slow cooker out.

Cloudia said...

This is wisdom of life!
Living it.
Noticing each other.
Infectious in the BEST way-
like the post.

bless you with Aloha from Honolulu

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Lynn said...

Cloudia -

Mahalo, my friend!