I went into Walmart and as usual I kept my receipt out to show the door greeter. When I presented her my receipt, she took it and said, “Thanis for not getting mad at me.” My heart went out to her. I reassured her by saying, “I wouldn’t get mad at you.”

I started remembering when I worked as a cashier in a small gas mart and having to deal with irate customers over orders or store policy passed on by the boss. Many days I wanted to break down and cry.

These employees are following store policy but get the brunt of the customers anger. It can get stressful, demeaning and difficult. Please take a moment to pause and be a little extra kind today. It doesn’t cost anything, it doesn’t even take any extra time just to be nice and understanding.

Someday you may need a kind word or extra understanding from a stranger to keep from breaking down and crying. All it will cost you is a moment of empathy and compassion.


  1. Thank you my sweet sister, you have always been one of my greatest sources of encouragement. I knew you were in my corner as one of my biggest cheerleaders. Even when we hung upside down on the couch and laughed like we had good sense! lol times I still cherish.


  2. Beth says:

    Thank you for this sweet reminder. You are such an inspiration. Keep up sharing your words of wisdom. ❤


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