Today has been full of incidences that i am sure u will enjoy hearing about. Because of time constraints i will put just one today.
Manager at "convenience store" came up to me this a.m. when i was having my coffee he said:
"can you do me a favor"
"yes" i said
"every time you come in here you leave things behind"
(i always throw out my trash!)
me-"are u sure it's me"
him-"yes!" "It's not a big deal or anything but you leave a sugar pack or something like that"
(being a good little doobie i pull my social work skills out of my hat)
me-"and every little bit helps!"
him-"yes! thank you"
(the workers at this store treat folks from the shelter differently, and they know i used to stay at the shelter, nonetheless, i feel i have earned their respect!)
I tell this anecdote to the barista at starbucks who is absolutely lovely. I tell her that "if starbuckschased down every customer who ever left something on the table, starbucs would have zero customers! She laughed and thought the whole thing was ludicrous!