A Pretty Nice Change From The Norm

, | | Hopeless | July 18, 2016

(I am working as a checkout operator in a local supermarket. The town has always been fairly rough; pretty high poverty rates, a lot of gang activity, etc. The clientele of the supermarket generally reflected this, and most customers are pretty gruff. A little boy and his mother approach my checkout with a small shop; not too many items.)

Little Boy: *as he approaches me sitting in the trolley* “Hi! Hi! Hi! Hi!”

Mum: *laughs* “He’s been saying this to everyone all the way around the supermarket today.”

Me: “Hi, kiddo! How are you today?”

Little Boy: “Good! You’re really pretty!”

Mum: “He hasn’t said that to anyone else!”

Me: *to the little boy* “Thank you. That’s very nice of you to say!”

(It may not have been much, but I’ve always been very self-conscious about my appearance, so it’s lovely to hear someone say that, even if it was a four-year-old boy!)

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