Picture this. Saturday, Nov. 18 at Winco on Fairview, 2 p.m., shopping for Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. The grocery store was very busy. I had problems finding items I needed.
Men were pushing carts helping their wives. Women were pushing carts with children in tow. Women and men shopping solo. Busy, busy.
Everyone I encountered was so very nice. Even the guys were joking that they should’ve said they had something to do, while they were chuckling. Women and men alike saying “excuse me” or “am I in your way,” etc. People smiling and joking. I had to ask a male employee twice where something was located. I said “I am sorry, I just don’t see it” and he said “Don’t be sorry. That is what we are here for.”
Another young male employee was pushing a meat cart. I asked a question about the turkeys. We ended up joking around and he was laughing out loud.
It was the nicest experience shopping I have ever had. Even the checker was sweet and she was swamped.
I’d just like to wish each and every one of those wonderful people a Happy Thanksgiving and also to all of Boise. I’m a native and I’m still so glad I live here.
Annie Anderson, Boise