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Old 10-06-2009, 02:17 PM   #11
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I get stopped and asked for help at home Depot and Lowes at lot. I don't know why, I don't even own a red vest.
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Old 10-07-2009, 12:22 AM   #12
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One time I was just perusing the meat counter, and there was a very young couple looking at pork roasts. He was arguing for the less expensive roast, she thought the tenderloin looked good. It was kind of funny listening to them. I eavesdropped long enough to know that they were engaged and were fixing one of their sets of parents a dinner and they really didn't know how to cook! I excused myself and stepped in, told him that his choice had less meat for the buck after you take out the bone and fat, and that the tenderloin is very easy to cook in a skillet if you don't overcook it (remember now, we live in a tourist destination and they were probably in a condo rental). They bought my choice and I hope they were happy with it (yes, I told them how to do it, but a pork tenderloin is a half-hour no brainer, a pork butt is another story entirely!). I do stuff like this all the time, and several times the employees of whatever store I'm at get a huge kick out of it!
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:57 AM   #13
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Another reacher here, plus I must look like I know where things are.
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:04 AM   #14
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I get asked for help all the time. My daughter tells me to "turn off your sign!" because people talk to me everywhere. I think its because I am not plugged in to an iPod or anything and meet people's eyes and say hello when I pass them. It gives people permission to talk to you.
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Old 10-10-2009, 09:00 AM   #15
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Smile Helping grocery shoppers

Yes, I often help lady shoppers reach high food items.

I also direct shoppers to where food items are in the supermarket when asked.

I get asked for directions around our small town by visitors. That even happens in foreign countries. I must look like I'm in the know.

I'm not shy about asking lady shoppers for help when I'm shopping for some new food item.
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Old 10-10-2009, 09:14 AM   #16
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Another one was when a friend commented on the expensive packaging for hydroponic lettuce. I picked it up and showed her the resevoir for the roots and told her if you buy this, you're buying a lettuce plant, if you treat it right, it will live in your fridge for a long time. It may be too expensive for some purposes, but if you live alone or with someone who won't eat vegetables, you can pull off a leaf here and there when you want it, and it will stay nicely in your fridge. It beats buying a head or even a bag of greens and throwing 3/4 of it away. The produce manager happened to walk by and said, "Gee, Albertson's should hire you!"
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Old 10-10-2009, 09:17 AM   #17
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Max, I, too, live in a small town that attracts a lot of tourists and often give folk directions and tell them where to go (I mean that in a nice way!).
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Old 10-10-2009, 09:37 AM   #18
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Yes sometimes it happens so many times times that I have to check if I am not wearing a shirt the same color as the store employees uniform, haha!
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