Friday, August 19, 2011

GC Apology

Today I accidentally cut in front of someone at Dillons.

I say accidentally because surely I didn't mean to cut, right? I haven't been teaching elementary school for so long that I find cutting acceptable?

I was at the self check, and I had Katie on my hip and a container of Crisco in my hand and I was thinking to myself "Hurry!" because Katie was D.O.N.E. shopping and ready to let the world know.

So when the line opened, I zipped over and started to check out, realizing as I scanned my Crisco that I had been standing BEHIND someone else in line.

What do you do at this point? I figured it was quicker to just get out as soon as I could so I did, not EVEN turning around to apologize but just hustling out, head down. I've been feeling guilty ever since.

I'm sorry, man in Dillons buying a greeting card. I'm sorry, sweet hometown.

As penance I'm posting a link to a webpage where you can vote for a new logo and tagline for Garden City. And I'm not getting on my soapbox about hiring people from "bigger" places and how the entire culture has to change in order to change for the better and there's nothing wrong with living in a small place and if we don't figure out how to value that we will never lose the stigma that we perpetuate by hiring people from bigger places. I'm hardly going to talk about it at all.

I'm just going vote for a logo(#2) and tagline(below) and be happy about where I get to live. Logo Options

"Welcoming the World"

8 comments:

Trinket said...

Thought you might appreciate that the company who did the marketing work for this hired someone already living in GC who is staying in GC to work for them and bring their company's services to town!

betsyann said...

Yes! that is good. :)

nattyman said...

Garden City "Smells Like Success!" that's my vote :-D

Momma M said...

Fun vote!
As for the shopping thing... yes, we kick ourselves, but it does give another person the chance to practice forgiveness... a godly, priestly thing. Humbling for us.
You juggle so much activity and so much regard for others. When you drop the kid is when we will pray harder for you!

jmlo said...

Dear Betsy--How I love you. Thanks for feeling guilty for cutting in line. I am sure he immediately forgave you when he saw Katie. I know I would.

dbilberry said...

I like number one.

The Gray Roach said...

Shame on you!! Kidding. Hopefully he was the sort of person that sees a frazzled mom and realizes it was better for everyone that you exit quickly.

The Gray Roach said...

Oh, and that was a hard choice, but I like #3.