It's one of those happenings that can make really smiley when thinking about it.
And so I'll recount again just so you, who is the reading this, can be smiley about it just like me =)
I don't hang around my local mall very much. Especially since I'm a busy student with a busy, almost hell-ish school life (...hmm no wait, it IS hell-ish.) But a few months ago, I happened to be running mall errands and decided to buy an iced mocha at Second Cup in between store-runs. There was no line-up - always awesome! - and the girl that served me even offered me a free flower-shaped sugar cookie since she broke one of the petals and was unable to sell it. And what was awesome was that the service was FAST. Life is short, and efficiency is the key to getting the most out of it. Plus, the drink tasted better and happened to be much more budget-friendly than the coffee joint near my uni. I was a happy being as I walked out of the store that day.
Approximately four months later (ie. today), I visited this same Second Cup and ordered my caffeinated beverage of choice once again. If I remember correctly, the girl at cash today was probably the same one that gave me the broken cookie. But no retail assistant would remember that much. Or so I thought anyway.
After a request of a medium iced mocha made with skim milk and a short two-minute wait, the girl surprised me by inquiring, "Do you live around here?".
"Yes, I live really close actually." I answered.
"Oh I was wondering since you were wearing a UBC shirt last time."
I blinked. Thoughts started popping up in my head. UBC shirt? Does she remember me? Was I wearing a UBC shirt last time? Oh god, I don't even remember what I wore. "Uhhh no I'm not from UBC."
"Ahh well, you know since it's summer, there are a lot of students visiting."
She continued, "But do you own a UBC shirt?", as if questioning her own memory.
"Why yes. Yes I do." So I guess she did remember me. "Oh! You're the one that gave me the broken cookie!"
A smile curled up at the edges of her mouth. "Haha yeah, they tend to break easily."
Honestly, I wouldn't expect someone who probably had to deal with hundreds of customers in their lifetime to remember one particular face so shockingly clearly. That or maybe it was the UBC logo. Either way, it's still really amazing. Just goes to show that even the smallest, seemingly insignificant things in life don't just go unnoticed.
Even though completing three tedious long months of summer school had cheered me up a great deal already, this one girl's words and tremendous attention to detail actually made me super smiley for the rest of the day.
Mindblowing how something so little can evoke such a large response isn't it? Perhaps that's why the little things in life are so precious ❤.