I’m spending the next nine days being as nice as I, personally, am capable of being. I’d love it if you played along! You can check out our plans here, paste your photos on the Yes and Yes Facebook page or hashtag it out with #9daysofnice.
What a pain in the ass.But! I’m trying to counter those Strongly Worded Emails with compliments and praise. Thus: writing Yelp reviews for my favorite small businesses. And this day of niceness: praising someone to their supervisor.
When I’m not stalking the aisles of Sun Foods, I’m pawing through the organic, hippie goods at my local co-op. And in a quest to use more natural beauty products, I decided to see what they had to offer in the beauty aisle.
Because I’m a pain in the ass (see above) I monopolized a co-op employee’s time for 15 minutes asking 8 million questions about parabens and sulfates and but, really is this going to work? She answered all of my questions with knowledge and patience and never once said, “You know what? Maybe you should just buy some Oil of Olay.”
So later that day, I called up the co-op, asked to speak to the manager, and told her that she had a great employee who was patient and helpful and stuffed full of knowledge. The manager was happy to hear that and said she “be sure to pass that along.” So sweet!
Do you reward good service? Have you ever praised someone to their boss?