26 August 2010

MISSION: Coolin' Off.

I love ice cream. I didn't always, believe it or not. But once I started dating my boyfriend, the Ross-a-tron, I quickly learned how amazing--and delightful--ice cream really is. Whenever we celebrate something (a good semester, a good day at work, a Tuesday), we have ice cream. And not just any ice cream. We almost always have Breyers Cookies & Cream, topped with Smucker's Special Recipe Hot Fudge and Reese's Pieces.

It's so good it should be illegal.

Affiliated Agent M of Houston also sees the importance of ice cream in daily life, especially during the hot summer down there in the south!

Date: Friday, 13 August 2010

Kroger parking lot; Houston, Texas

Time: 3:00 p.m. CST

She tells us about her first mission:

It has been really, really hot and humid here in Houston lately. It’s typical summer weather for us, but that certainly doesn’t make it easier.

When it’s this hot I always feel bad for retail workers at stores with carts. I see men and women of all ages corralling up carts that shoppers leave in the parking lot. It’s hot work that’s typically unappreciated.

I decided to help one of these workers cool off with a gift card to Cold Stone Creamery. After work I stopped at a nearby Kroger grocery store. I found a cart that had been left way far out from the store, away from the corrals.

I tied my gift onto the basket so that the employee who ended up walking way out there would find a fun surprise.

This was my first mission and I really enjoyed it! Can’t wait for mission 2.

We can't wait for your Mission #2, either! Thanks for your kindness and for thinking of those people who do the jobs we take for granted. Way to go!


Anonymous said...

Great idea!! I live in Florida and it's been awfully hot here as well. Love the packaging with the cute little flower. SO CREATIVE!!

Stephanie Anne said...

What a wonderful idea. I too feel sorry for the employees who have to corral the baskets in this horrible Texas heat. When I go to the store I always take my own basket in with me. At least it makes it one less that the employee has to push back inside.

This sure looks like Kroger in Pasadena, TX. ;o)

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Gina said...

I love this one!

Anonymous said...

I worked in a couple different grocery stores as a teen and in college. There were a few memorable times when I was actually "tipped." Once someone brought me a Coke after going through my line! You are right to say that sometimes this is an unappreciated job!