Wednesday, April 16, 2014

April 16th - The day that everyone's happy!

It's only 4:00pm and I've already had such a great day! I woke up in enough time to have a little conversation with Cody, which hasn't happened in the mornings for a while.. I like to push my "get out of bed time" wayy past an acceptable time.

When I got to work, I parked a little further away than I'm used to because management requested that we leave the main parking lot open for parents dropping off and picking up. So as I got a little closer to the entrance gate, there was a mom and her 4 year old son there, walking in about 10 seconds before I got to the gate.. Which was plenty enough time for them to keep walking instead of hold the gate for me. And that was fine; I was expecting it. And then, all of a sudden, the little boy ran back to the gate and held it open for me, only me, to walk all the way through! 4 YEARS OLD! I just couldn't believe my eyes, that was just the dang sweetest thing I'd seen in a long time! His parents are definitely doing something right!
And then later on, I got to go on a last minute lunch date with Cody! He didn't pack a lunch and needed some food, so I got off work a little early and we went to Artic Circle so I could have a raspberry cheesecake milkshake.. delicious, by the way! Instead of going to the one closest to our house, we went down to Lindon, because it was closer to Cody's work. Normally, there are little teenagers working there who really couldn't care less about their customers and just take the order and continue talking amongst their coworkers, but not this time!

We had an older lady take our order, and she was so invested in what we were getting! She even reorganized the way she put in our food so that my shake went from $3.50ish down to $1.75! She had the biggest smile on her face the whole time, and was just so dang sweet! Then when our food was ready, the nicest guy brought it over, asked if we needed anything extra, and with a smile on his face, he walked away. And then he returned a few minutes later asking how our food was, if we needed anything again, and asked about my milkshake. I told him it was fabulous and he responded with, "Yeah, I made it." He said that in the cutest way possible and not in a bragging way, which he followed by telling us that he's getting cross-trained to work up front, and it's his first day and he's having a great time! He asked if we wanted complimentary ice cream cones (which of course we accepted) and went right away to get them!

As we were leaving, a random customer said, "My daughters just had babies, and both of them asked me, 'Dad, when is this baby going to come?!' " and then in an Irish accent he said, "so I told them, 'when the fruit is ripe, it will fall from the tree.' " Cody and I laughed and told him that that was a good response, and started walking away, and right as we got to the door, he yelled, "The fruit fell!"

Spring is such a magical time. All of this is almost enough to make me forget about my enormously swelling feet, ankles, and calves.. almost. Cody has two softball games tonight, and I can't wait to watch! Happy Wednesday, everyone!

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