Written by: Claudia Haller NBC-HWC
It’s officially November! If you’re anything like my daughter, your mind has skipped right past Thanksgiving and launched forward to the Holidays. While my daughter finds comfort in Christmas movies on Halloween, I’m guessing your outlook on the upcoming season might be a little bit less optimistic. The holidays are a great time for family and friends, but they are often accompanied by stress. Lots and lots of stress.
From the items on the belt, it was a husband and father in front of me. I will never forget his face when he saw the total costs of his groceries show up on the screen. I almost felt bad. It was at the tail end of COVID. It looked like he got sent to the store, with an extensive and detailed list. He double-checked all of the items in his two shopping carts (yes, two!), against his long list.
I am not sure if it was he or his wife who added a bouquet of flowers to the list, but I want to believe that it was him and that he brought them home for her. Sweet. I was afraid the flowers would get cut once he was asked to settle the bill but, extra credit, he kept the flowers.
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