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Sky Service: Random Act of Kindness and The Unexpected Recognition

Updated on January 21, 2014
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CrisSp is your Emergency Specialist at 37 thousand feet. A writer without a niche. Wonderwoman consumed by wanderlust!

What was the saying again?

"Always expect the unexpected"? - True enough, always expect the unexpected. You'll never know what's going to happen ahead of you. So, smile and make the best of your day, today and every day of your life!

Once I was on a quick grab at the Shopper's Drug Mart, the Sales Associate approached me and this is what has happened:

Random scene at Shopper’s Drugmart:

Sales Lady: “Hi, (on a very enthusiastic tone) I remember you. You were on my Flight to Florida couple of weeks ago?”

Me: Looking at my left and right feeling a bit awkward, “Uhmm, maybe? Wow, you have such good memory.” ( I wasn't even on my uniform)

Sales Lady: “Yes, I remember you cause you came back twice to check my brother who was feeling sick to make sure he’s alright. I was sitting behind him.”

Me: “Oh, yah. So, how’s your brother?”

Sales Lady: “He’s alright, nothing serious, just nauseas. I guess, the ginger ale helped!” Smiling.

Me: “Oh good to know. It’s Cristina by the way. “ Offering my hand. “And you are?”

Sales Lady: “Irene. Yes, nice to meet you too and thank you for your great service during the flight.”

Me: Smiling, “Oh my pleasure and hope to be of service again.”

Sales Lady: “Yes, for sure. Now, you are in my territory. How can I help you?

Me: "Oh, that’s so nice of you. I am actually looking for some stuff …"

At the end of my shopping

Me: “Thank you so much. Have a great weekend now.”

Sales Lady (Irene): “Yes, you too.”

Me: “See you in the sky sometime again.”

So, I got what I came for at Shopper’s plus freebies. Uhmm, sample perfume, SPF 40 cream, etc. I think it’s awesome not just the freebies but also being recognized (unexpectedly) by a random individual for a service well done-service that is worth leaving behind-up in the sky! Oh, the joys of being a Flight Attendant and the magic of ginger ale!

Canada Dry

Ginger Ale (perfect for my corn twists)
Ginger Ale (perfect for my corn twists) | Source

Did you know?

That ginger ale's active ingredient called "gingerol" is what creates relief in our body's digestive system by slowing down the intestinal spasms and in many countries especially in Europe, people drink ginger ale to reduce nausea, abdominal pain or upset stomach. Remember to be wild on health!

Life Lessons:

1: Be nice and courteous to people. Your path may cross again. You’ll never know.

2: Go beyond the extra miles. Won’t hurt you! I promise.

3: Be helpful without expecting anything in return.

4: Make people feel important and appreciated.

5: Keep a smile on your face on & off duty and let your personality be your autograph.

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." - Confucius

We have arrived!
We have arrived! | Source

Disclaimer:

1. Photos are personally taken by the Author using a Blackberry Torch 9800.

2. This is an actual story but names of the characters were changed to protect the privacy of the individuals.

Copyright@CrisSp~TM /03/30/12. Fearless but not Heartless!

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© 2012 CrisSp

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    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR

      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Crystal: Thank you. Speaking through experience, you really never know. I call it unconditional love of service. *smile*

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      Crystal Tatum 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      This is so true...you really never know when you might run into someone or when you might need their help.

    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR

      CrisSp 

      6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hi Liz! This hub is actually one of those snoozing ones and thank you for waking it up. It's time for some improvements here. Appreciate your readership Liz and thank you for your kind words. Love to you from the sky~

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      Eunice Elizabeth 

      6 years ago from Vancouver, BC

      Hi CrisSp

      I think the best part about your story is that you really do love your job, and clearly are committed to custom service!

      Well done

    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR

      CrisSp 

      6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you Donnaisabella. I'm glad you enjoyed reading it. I couldn't agree more on your comments. I remain loyal with the Golden rules--peace and love to you.

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      Isabella Mukanda-Shamambo 

      6 years ago from Fort Myers

      Beautiful story Cris, I enjoyed reading it very much. You are right, we should do to others what we would have them do to us, it is a golden principle. I find joy in doing great things for other people and none of it is motivated by a desire that they do it for me in return. It is true, whatever we sow, someday, we will reap. There are two kinds of people in life, those who do great things for others and those who acknowledge them. Normally, they are not very different from one another because they have a similar spirit.

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      Michael Kromwyk 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Too right!

    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR

      CrisSp 

      6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thanks for your comment charmike04! I believed what goes around comes around, eh?

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      Michael Kromwyk 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Isn't it amazing that when you provide exceptional customer service that you get the same! This is a great example of why you need to put the customer first crissp. And I learned the attributes of ginger ale...thanks! Cheers Michael

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