Cashier Kept Apologizing And Didn’t Expect Such A Reaction From The Customer.

Story by Stacey Jackson Gagnon

Oh my gosh!

I went up to the electronics cashier at Wal-Mart and asked him to price check a toy. He rang it up and quipped, “This toy will cost an arm and a leg”. Then he noticed my daughter who happens to be missing an arm and a leg. His face looked horrified and he started profusely apologizing.

I reassured him that she was definitely worth more than an ‘arm and a leg’, and I knew he had no ill intentions by his comment. I explained that we use humor a lot at our house and don’t worry a bit. I started to walk away and he called me back.

He told me he had two three year-olds and he would like to understand more about limb difference. He asked politely if missing limbs made it harder.

I answered, “Nope, she’s hard because she’s a three year-old, just like your kids.” We both smiled and laughed over raising threenagers and then he bid me a great day. It’s okay to say embarrassing things.

It’s okay to say something and it not be perfect. But what’s even better, is to continue the conversation and relate to me and my child. Thanks Wal-Mart electronics cashier for saying “hello”. #kindnessstartswithhello

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