Kindness, Again

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While cruising through the bread aisle at the supermarket yesterday, I noticed that someone had left a shrink-wrapped package of hamburger within the display of whole wheat bread. The raw meat package felt lukewarm to the touch. I then notified one of the store clerks. He followed me to the shelf and thanked me. The clerk shook his head and told me this sort of thoughtlessness happens several times per day. The perishable products must be discarded due to the store’s policy regarding health concerns. Of course, the costs of the losses are passed along to everyone else.

I later reflected that being considerate and thoughtful when selecting then later deciding not to purchase anything is not only helpful to store clerks, but is beneficial to customers, too–regardless if the product is perishable or not. Whether one is unkind or kind has real-world consequences. I’ve worked retail myself, so I…

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    1. I later reflected that being considerate and thoughtful when selecting then later deciding not to purchase anything is not only helpful to store clerks, but is beneficial to customers,

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