Make Each Bag As Heavy As You Can
A Facebook user posted this amazing story of a encounter with an elderly customer from his youth. Read it below.
I never told this story before but I remembered it today and it made me laugh. The greatest customer ever:
I used to work as a bagger at a small, family owned grocery store while I was in high school. One day an lady woman came through the checkout with a cart full of groceries.
Me: “Paper or plastic?”
Customer: “I’d like double bagged paper and I’d like you to make each bag as heavy as you can.”
Me: “Sure thing!”
A bit of a strange request sure, but anything that broke up the monotony of the day was welcomed. I started packing her bags with twice as many items as usual.
The customer interrupted me to say: “You can surely fit more than that, right? Make ’em real heavy for me honey.”
I raised an eyebrow but carried on, making the bags even heavier and more loaded than before.
She then asked me to take the groceries to her car, which is something we used to do at our store. I managed to load her entire cart into three fairly heavy bags and bring them out to the car. Even I struggled to lift just ONE of those things.
Then the woman turns to me and says: “In case you’re wondering – I just had a fight with my husband and it’s my turn to pick up the groceries.”
Customer: “It’s also HIS turn to unload the car.”
Then she winked at me, got in her car, and drove away.
I’ll never forget you old lady. You taught me an important less: never mess with the elderly.