Ms Millie had a wonderful four hours at the gift shop today and it seemed that the crisp air and bright sunshine lifted peoples moods as they shopped for gifts for their loved ones at the hospital. We have a wide variety of merchandise in addition to our fresh flowers that are sold in either a vase, mug, tea-cup, or basket – all displaying breath-taking colors. We also sell all kinds of candy bars and a variety of gum and cough drops, along with a sugar-free line of bagged candy. Yet, the one thing one of my customers craved was something salty, and we just don’t carry chips, pretzels, or popcorn. And so he went on to explain his current situation of being in a state of shock…
Only a few hours earlier his wife had delivered twins – a boy and a girl. But just last week his wife’s sonogram showed a little boy. So when the doctor told him you have a little girl, he was puzzled … until the doctor further informed him that his wife was not done. Next came a little boy! By now he was in a complete state of euphoria, and so thankful that they appeared to both be healthy and strong. He could hardly contain himself. He said to me, “here I am in my forties, with a year old at home and now twins. WOW!”
On my way out at the end of my shift, I ran into him holding two bags of chips that he had just purchased at the cafeteria. His face was sporting a big smile as he told me, “I am still bewildered, but very happy.”
How wonderful and surprising sometimes life is!
Current Mood: Happy & Surprised