Tuesday, 30 November 2021

SUCH KINDNESS

 As you know, I'm always on about going out for our coffee's.

It's usually the 'Sunshine Cafe' or 'Waitrose'.

The ladies behind the counter in Waitrose coffee shop are such a lovely bunch and know us well from our frequent visits.

I went shopping this morning to Waitrose without Tom and the ladies enquired after him.

I sadly had to tell them that he probably wouldn't be coming any more as he is unable to walk far without getting really out of breath.  

They were so sorry but made me my cappuccino and I went and sat down with it.

I hadn't been there long when one of them came over with a huge bouquet of flowers to cheer us both up.

I get a lot of stick for going to Waitrose as there are cheaper shops, but where else would you get that kind of treatment. 

 Not in Tesco or Asda I'm sure.

All of the staff are so helpful and nothing is too much for them.  No rush to pack and pay and a nice quiet atmosphere to shop, to me it's worth paying a little more.

23 comments:

  1. Yes, money isn't always the most important thing in life.

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  2. Worth every (extra) penny for service like that, Briony. How wonderful of them. Sending love and hugs to you both xx

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  3. That brings a tear to the eye of my human. Humanity has the very best and the very worst that nature can create. That was an example of the very best. xxx mr T

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  4. Awwwwww.... how thoughtful & kind of them, Briony!! Yes, there are many things in this world more valuable than money, indeed. I'm glad you go to Waitrose! ~Andrea xoxoxo

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  5. What a nice thing for them to do. There are good people in the world and it's comforting to find them in our life circles.

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  6. How lovely such a thoughtful and caring gesture. xx

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  7. That's a wonderful surprise, and so thoughtful. We don't have a Waitrose, but you might have convinced me to get my food from Marks and Spencer's from now on. Love to Tom.

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  8. what a sweet and on so precious thing for them to do... I know it blessed your heart to the bottom of it. hugs from florida

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  9. What a lovely heartwarming gesture.

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  10. What a lovely gesture, it brought a tear to my eye. We also shop at a slightly dearer supermarket because of the lovely staff and good service.

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  11. How wonderful and kind of them!! Wish everyone was this thoghtful. It is beautiful. I am so sorry that Tom will not be going now. Will you be bringing him his coffee?

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    1. I always bring him back a little treat when I go shopping Ginny.

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  12. Little things mean so much, kindness in any form is wonderful. I hope Tom is comfortable and you are getting support.

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  13. How lovely - it is too easy to forget that there are some really nice people out there. I'm sorry that Tom can't get out and about. I do hope you are getting the support you need to keep him as comfortable a possible.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  14. What a sweet gesture the flowers were. It sounds like a wonderful place to go.

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  15. What a lovely surprise for you. So sorry that Tom can't get out with you now but at least he will know you will be well looked after when you visit Waitrose.

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  16. Being kind and/are thoughtful means a lot. People never forget a kindness... and it's such a little thing. As for Tom, could he not go with you in a wheelchair? Why I say this is because we saw a lady in the doctor's office where I was getting my nuclear stress test (she was being tested also) and she had a walker, but could only walk a short distance. We were thinking how hard it was for her and that she needed a wheelchair... and wondered why she didn't use one.

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  17. What a lovely thing to do. I hope those flowers brightened your day. x

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  18. That was so nice of them! I agree -- we prefer Waitrose too.

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  19. What a thoughtful thing to do. I'm sure that made your day, and Tom's when you got back and showed him the flowers. I'm sorry to hear he's not able to walk far and unable to go to your one of your "spots".

    Sandy's Space

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  20. That is so sweet! I have just blogged about two ignoramuses I encountered in London but it is also important to recognise people who act with surprising kindness and humanity - like the Waitrose team in Brighton. An uplifting story and thanks for sharing it.

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    1. I think people are all so wound up with the situation we are all in that it's making them aggressive.
      On the other hand, you are not in Yorkshire now YP and it's well known that people down south are not so friendly, apart from Briony from Brighton. ha ha
      Briony
      x

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