This Made My Day

imageNothing big to report on today, but I just had to mention an incident that took place about an hour ago that has me smiling. On my way to the market for a few things, I stopped into a surf shop that was just next door. I’d never been in there before, but I thought maybe they would have a black pair of Reef flip-flops I needed. The shop was filled with skateboards, surfboards, body boards, and very colorful tropical sportswear and beachwear. The young man behind the counter, sporting a little blonde goatee and wearing his cap turned backward, smiled at me and asked if he could help me.

“Yes,” I said. “I need more wax for my surfboard.”
Without batting an eye, he pointed to a corner and said, “All our waxes are over there.” I started laughing and told him I was only kidding. I just needed some Reefs.

“Well, from the looks of you,” he said, “I thought you were serious.”

Gotta love that boy!

About Coming East

I am a writer, wife, mother, and grandmother who thinks you're never too old until you're dead. My inspiration is Grandma Moses who became a successful artist in her late 70's. If I don't do something pretty soon, though, I'll have to find someone older for inspiration.
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34 Responses to This Made My Day

  1. Amy says:

    Check your mail box later next week, got you something from China πŸ™‚
    We are getting lots rain in San Antonio this summer, flood did not last for longer than a few hours, my neighbor told me.

  2. lulu says:

    Whatever makes you smile is a good thing. BTW, have you tried FitFlops?

  3. Jiawei says:

    There you go, Susan, fit for surfing! Glad that made your day, that would make mine, too.

  4. Al says:

    Damn! I was right. On our beach walk the other day I said to Patty, “That looks like Susan out there hanging 10!” She owes me an apology.

  5. That’s what I would call excellent customer service! πŸ˜‰

  6. He saw the adventurer in you!

  7. dorannrule says:

    Moments like that are precious! So is that wonderful young man. πŸ™‚

    • Coming East says:

      He really was a sweetie, Dor. And he spent so much time with me, trying to find the perfect flip-flop. It wasn’t as if he were just trying to make a sale. I could tell he just wanted to make sure I got my flip-flops.

  8. pattisj says:

    Don’t tell me you bought a surfboard today.

  9. Obviously this smart, fully sighted young man, knows a good thing when he see it. I feel frequent visits coming on.

  10. Patti Ross says:

    Great kid. His mama obviously raised him right!

  11. Why not? I’m sure you wouldn’t be the oldest surfer out there!

  12. Dianna says:

    Too cute; he’s a valuable employee! (By the way, my son has a pair of black Reef flip flops he’s had for YEARS…!)

  13. Robin says:

    Nicely done! (Both of you.) πŸ™‚

  14. Angeline M says:

    Oh, extra bonus points πŸ™‚

  15. Huffygirl says:

    Yes, we need more people like that!

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