A cascade of good will
Saturday July 09th 2011, 10:31 pm
Filed under: Friends,Knit

I chatted a little with the Cascade folks today, hoping there might be some hope of bringing the Epiphany back; they wished so too. They said they’re careful to test the fiber contents for quality control on the yarns they have milled for them–which is why the changed label on the last run of it. They loved that yarn, too.  But, along with the pricing issue, it’s got to be what it says it is.

Meantime, I was picking up a few things at Trader Joe’s this evening, and the clerk, well, he was having a good time. Chatting with the customer before me. Chatting with me. He clearly wasn’t on clean-up crew tonight because he grinned that in ten minutes he got to go home. All was well in his world.

“So! How was your day?” he added.

Oh it was fine, I smiled back.

“Nothing exciting? No adventure?”

(No long line of customers behind me, so hey, why not.)  So I told him about the friends visiting from out of state, the book, the huge surprise that totally blew me away and the exquisite yarn yesterday.

You should have seen the grin on his face as he took that all in. “Wow. That is so cool”–and so much more of a story than he’d expected for his question: adventure indeed. “That was AWESOME!”

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That person-to-person connection, when you least expect it, is what makes life so sweet.

Comment by Lynn 07.09.11 @ 11:44 pm

I’m always impressed when someone asks how I am… and really wants to hear the truth. What a great guy! (And three cheers for Cascade.)

Comment by Channon 07.10.11 @ 4:44 am

The TJ’s employees are the best. I wish we had one where I live. I have to drive two hours to the nearest one!

Comment by Jody 07.10.11 @ 6:37 am

I do miss Trader Joes — such great people working there

as for your unexpected gift I am reminded of a piece of poetry that my grandmother used to quote: “all that we send into the lives of others comes back again into our own” (Edwin Markham) — you deserved it!

Comment by Bev 07.10.11 @ 10:10 am

Trader Joe’s sure holds fond memories for me, as you well know!

Comment by Don Meyer 07.10.11 @ 10:14 am

What a wonderful guy! People like that store clerk touch so many people’s lives each day, it is SO good when they have such a great gift of personality :-}

Comment by Diana Troldahl 07.10.11 @ 8:29 pm

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