Errand smiles

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:

Well, hello there...

(A close up, so you can see all of the very clever details.)

[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.


About Stef

A "serious" gal who is trying to remember to lighten up and smile.
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8 Responses to Errand smiles

  1. rebekah says:

    This is too funny! Just a little while ago, I went to the grocery store, three kids were screaming like if they’d had a knife stuck in them … I thought about your blog that I read yesterday and was really cool about it all LOL. Then I came back and read this. It’s hilarious … both the pineapple dude and the shark kid 🙂


    • Stef says:

      I’m delighted that the post from Friday helped you remain calm in the midst of screaming today. Fantastic! (That can be SO hard to do…) Thank you for letting me know this!

      And yeah, today was pretty hilarious. I loved it. 🙂


  2. Joss says:

    I think you are living the law of attraction. Every where you go, you attract smiles to you. How cool is that? And not only that you share them with us and so the smiling goes on and on.


    • Stef says:

      It’s amazingly cool. I’ll gladly keep sharing smiles if it helps ensure future fun encounters. 🙂 This is all actually turning into a pretty amazing ‘game’, where I sit back and wonder what neat-o thing I might be shown next…. it’s a lovely way to live.


  3. superjessleong says:

    awwh haha thats so cute X) i love it when people do that! always brightens my day :3


  4. Thanks for putting a smile on my face by sharing YOUR smiley encounters! 🙂


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