--by VM, posted May 26, 2006
I walked into the store, and Daniel sees me, and I can tell, there's a little bit of apprehension in the air, as I’m guessing that most customers go back to complain. He says "Hello, Sir! How are you doing?" And I'm holding the chocolates in front of me, and so I tell him, "Good. I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful furniture, and working with us to make it happen. Our whole family loves it, we've even taken pictures and sent them to other family and they love it too. Thanks for going the extra mile for us! These chocolates are for you."
And he had on this big, big smile, and shook my hand and said "Thank you sir!!"
It may be one of the rare times that someone actually appreciates the work they do as humans, and not just a salesperson.
We spend so much of our time at work, and if we don’t see that to be a part of our expression in life, well that’s just such a limitation. So I’m hoping that that small gesture plays a role in his journey.
On a personal level, as I drove home, it became clear to me how giving is such a natural and rewarding-in-and-of-itself thing to do.
Thank you for sharing