You know it takes a special person to be able to deal with customers. LOL People stop and ask me…….how do you deal with these people and their attitudes? I know its God, because it sure aint Cree. You know I try to do the best I can, and everyday I make sure that I stay focus and smile. I just can’t stand around and frown over situations I can’t handle or control. People are challenging, especially the ones who love to tell you that they can take their money elsewhere. That’s why I love and enjoy working with the homeless people and teens. I get the best feeling in the world.
Today this man came through my line today and he cashed in a bottle return for .10. I was almost in tears. Anytime I’m faced with a situation like that, I have to analyze it. This man only had one MICHIGAN returnable POP/BEER can and got .10 off it of. That dime must have meant a lot to him because he needed it to go with whatever other money he had to make his end meet. But then I get ungrateful, arrogant customers that don’t even see what I see, so that they can change the way they see things. I wanted to hear his story, I want to hear how he got into his situation. I can tell he was homeless or not doing to good. Those are the people that I enjoying working with and talking too.
One day this black gurl came through my line and she was telling me that she was pregnant and going to have an abortion. And instantly I thought about my abortion and how bad I felt about it. I was embarrassed and ashamed at the time. I wasn’t even going to tell Neisha’s dad about it, but I needed him to go with me. Nesha was 3 months old when I got pregnant again…… I couldn’t tell my parents, or his family. I couldn’t believe that it was happening, so we had an abortion. When this young gurl was telling me that she was going to do the same thing, right there at the register I started talking her out of it. I told her that I thought I wouldn’t be able to make it financially, but I now realized that I could. I didn’t want her to do this, because I know when she got my age she would feel bad about it and hate that she made that decision. So, anyway she left the store. Almost a year later I was sitting at Subway inside of Walmart having lunch, when she walked up to me and said “Hi, do you remember me”? I smiled and said “No”. She said I’m the gurl who you talked out of having an abortion, here is my baby!!! OMG I cried like a baby!!! I cried!! I cried!!! It had been a while since I’ve seen her. She let me hold the baby and everything. She told me that she was happy that she listened to me, because she LOVED her baby so much. Can you imagine how I felt? At that point I knew that I was one of “those ladies” that when I was a young gurl I listened too. All the older ladies use to talk to me, I don’t know what it was about me that made them approach me and talk me to death. LOL But I felt like that, and it was a good feeling. I really hope to see her again. The point is, that I had to give up my fears, secret, shame and embarrassment just so that someone else could live. And I’ll do it again for the next woman who is thinking about an abortion. I’m happy.
Tomorrow I’m going HOUSE SHOPPING. I like to stack up on household items. These things are for when I move to Atlanta next year. I am going to lose my mind with some of the things that I have on my list. When I get to Atlanta, all I want to focus on is a JOB. I don’t plan to run out of anything at all…..period. I only plan to buy food when I touch down. My cabinets are going to be jammed pack!!! LOL
I want to work under a Visionary who knows what they want and how they want it done….for the experience. I enjoy behind the scenes stuff….I’m a Virgo so you know we work out of EXCELLANCE! Haha. I know exactly what I want to do……….but I’ll keep it to myself.
I’m closing. Be Blessed People!!!