I *love* my Safeway. They have the absolute best staff, always so friendly and taking the extra step in service that is never asked for but always appreciated. There is one bagger who, no matter where he sees me, always stops to say hi and ask about the kids if they're not with me. It's just that kind of place.
Today was no different. I picked the kids up from nursery and popped over to pick up some thing as I hadn't been able to earlier. I was in the checkout, and the cashier immediately starts chatting with me and after only a minute, she sends the bagger over to flowers to get two balloons for the kids. Not only that, but as a different bagger was putting my things in the cart at the end, she pulls her change purse out from beneath the counter and proceeds to give Alicia and Alex a quarter apiece to use on the candy machine. Needless to say, the kids are quite pleased right now.
I love these random acts of generosity. People will always amaze me.