The smiles came at me so rapidly on Day 84 of Campaign Smile it was like the Universe was shooting them at me. What a great way to get shot, though. I just stopped in to pick up a few things I needed…
1. As I was walking down the aisle a woman was driving one of those little carts (Rascal, Hoverround, etc.) in front of me and turned quickly into the aisle I was beside at the time. She smiled at me when she turned and cut everyone off. She was a little embarrassed because she was not paying attention, just driving. We’ve all had some of those moments where we’re moving but not really there to “steer”.
2. I got another opportunity to watch the transfer of emotion immediately. A young couple was shopping near me when the girl looked over and met my gaze, which accompanied my smile, as per usual. She did not change expression but quickly turned back to her boyfriend and smiled and squeezed his arm. I don’t know how things were going before that but they definitely improved afterwards for them. How touching to know I made some impact.
3. The cashier when I got to the register had a pleasant smile that seemed very genuine, if a little tired.
4. As I was walking from the register another man was pushing his cart toward the exit as well. He smiled back at me and asked how I was doing.
It was a fantastic smile campaign stop with 100% of my interactions resulting in smiles. With 4 more smiles the total rises to 267.