So I was at work Saturday night, and it was busy, and you just sort of hit 'a zone' where you just automatically work the register. "Is that it for you?" "Are you using this as credit or debit?" "Thank you and I hope you have a nice rest of your day!" And I was going along. A very tanned man set his Sobe on the counter, and I asked "Is that all for you today?" He fixed me with such a look of utter disdain. He did not reply. I looked at him a little surprised.
You know, I find myself wondering about how people see me sometimes. I know that some people like me a great deal, and do not hesitate to tell me this. I know that others, well, not so much. But this man here, I knew what he saw when he looked at me. He saw nothing. I was simply nothing. A minimum wage worker in a gas station who was not even a blip on his radar. A couple minutes later, a customer came in and said, "Man! did you see the limo pulling out of here?" I hadn't.
Still, I thought about that face. If you all ever find yourself looking across a counter and thinking the person is nothing, well, I'm not.
And just knowing that is a real step up for me.