when i moved into my first new home there was a large empty lot across
the street. after ten years it is not an empty lot anymore.
there is a safeways, one each chinese, mexican, shush, pizza, thai,
coffee shop, and a charbucks in the safe way.
now to get to the point with all of these places that have coffee for
sale, the people at the credit union greet me with great big smiles.
when i went in there wensday they wanted to know if i was all right,
since it had been over a week since the last time i had been in. they
had a Christmas gift for me. a box of chocolates and a very personal
home made christmas card. they also receive coffee. some times even a
flask of hot coffee. the owners of the local Yamaha shop even ask me to
roast several pounds a month for them.
i have to admit i love the smiles and the nick name. it makes my day.