I had two very quick errands to run today. The first was to the grocery store, where I needed (wanted) to purchase exactly two items: applesauce and broccoli. I found both items easily and quickly; and as I deftly maneuvered towards the checkout, I briskly walked past the deli case – only to do a double take; then fully stop, smile, chuckle, and snap a picture:
[Funny side story: As I took the above photo, the kind man working behind the counter approached, and asked, “Miss, can I help you?” To which I responded, “Nope, just takin’ a picture of your pineapple dude.” The deli man smiled and chuckled at me. Glad I could help… ;-)]
The second errand I wanted to complete was picking up a book that the library had on hold for me. Again, the task was super-simple: Go to the “materials being held” shelf, snatch the book, walk to the checkout, scan my card, scan the book, done. The entire process literally took less than 60 seconds. Fantastic.
As I was turning to leave the library, I saw a young boy (probably three years old) run towards the librarian who was sitting at the Information desk. Upon approach, the boy came to a screeching halt, then loudly asked, “Do you have any books on sharks?!” The librarian smiled gently, and the young boy continued, “I love sharks! I want to learn about sharks! Tommy likes sharks, too, but I want to get a book about them!!” The librarian laughed, the boy waited, the mom looked apologetic for the volume level of her child – and I smiled. The scene was very cute – and very cool of both the boy and the librarian.