Courtesy and Coconuts


#1

Courtesy: Given or done as a polite gesture;Willingness or generosity in providing something needed.

I just went out in the torrential rain to drop off JDRF canisters at a supermarket near my office. The woman behind the courtesy desk was "having one of those days," she said to anyone who walked by.

She wasn't pleased from the get-go. She interrogated me on whether I had permission to have the store collect donations. She complained that the lack of lids on the canisters would be a problem. A quick call to corporate cleared me, but she kept a suspicious eye on me as she hung up the phone. Her irony as manager of the courtesy desk was outstanding.

I thanked her and walked away but not before hearing her say "this sucks!" as she carried the stack of canisters to the back room.

No. I'll tell you what sucks. Having a child with diabetes. That sucks. Testing your child this morning before leaving for school and seeing a blood sugar of 598. That sucks. All because he was excited to go to library for the first time in his life. He gets excited and potentially damages his organs. Yeah, I'd say that sorta sucks.

If I only I had the buy one get one free, clubcard member, 3-day sale, Florida fresh coconuts to tell her this.


#2

You’re lucky you’ve got a leash on your mouth, Carey. If it were me - there would have been a throwdown. For sure.

I swear some grocery stores choose their most miserable employee to run the inconvenience counter…

And that last line reads like something Stephen King would write.


#3

You’re lucky you’ve got a leash on your mouth, Carey. If it were me - there would have been a throwdown. For sure.

I swear some grocery stores choose their most miserable employee to run the inconvenience counter…

And that last line reads like something Stephen King would write.