Kudos to a Walmart Greeter – He Brightened My Shopping Experience
It isn’t every day that I make a post about an employee of a store. Actually I never have before…but this man made me want to. I was standing in line waiting my turn to check out of the Easton Walmart in Ohio and I have to say I completely enjoyed watching this “greeter” say hi to people and check receipts as others left. What did I notice? His smile, his genuine smile. It wasn’t a fake “I’m the greeter and I have to have a smile plastered on my face” smile…he was truly enjoying what he was doing. A greeter in Walmart….not a high powered businessman making millions, not a movie star signing autographs, but a Walmart greeter. I was impressed. He wasn’t putting on a show for anyone, he didn’t know I was watching or anyone was watching. He was just being friendly.
I told the cashier that I was enjoying watching him. She told me that they put the right person there. I told him as I left that I enjoyed watching him. He smiled and told me that was nice of me. I walked out of the store. Went to my car and felt like I wanted to do more. I called customer service….and waited…and waited and almost hung up, but I didn’t want to, I wanted to tell someone about him. When she answered, I asked his name and asked what I could do to let someone know he was doing a great job. She said I could contact the store manager and tell him or send in a letter.
I left, went to another store and shopped but felt compelled to go back. I wanted to take his picture and do a blog post…ok, how strange will that be I thought? Hi…I am going to take your picture. I have to say that I was out of my comfort zone. I pulled in the parking lot and told myself as I went down the full row of cars that if I got a close space I would get out and go get his picture. Sure enough the 2nd car from the end pulled out just then. I pulled in and then I saw him walking in the parking lot. Perfect I thought.
I went over to him and told him I was so impressed with his attitude that I wanted to do a blog post on him. I asked if I could get his picture and he agreed. He told me I was sweet.
His name is Jamar. If you see this Jamar…be sure to tell him hi and smile at him. If you see any “Jamar” as you go about your day…be sure to tell them their smile made your day.
How often do you feel like your day was improved because someone smiled? Someone was friendly…..someone who was a Walmart greeter….made my day brighter. I’m impressed. I hope this man goes far in life….he deserves to.