Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Has it ever happened to you?


A funny thing happened today...actually it was mildly annoying. went to pick Sarah and Jacob up from school but was a bit early. So I decided to park my car in front of the school and walk to a nearby cookie shop "Sweet Cakes" and get some treats. They have really yummy treats! So I ordered 3 of their lovely sugar cookies ( I love sugar cookies!) ...and a rice krispy treat.

Still having enough time, I sat down to eat the rice krispy treat and watched a family come in. They reminded me a bit of the family in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding". I'm pretty sure they were Greek or something. Anyway...they proceeded to order. The husband only wanted coffee. The wife kept trying to convince him to get something sweet. He continually assured her he only wanted coffee and did not want anything sweet. Finally convinced, the wife ordered 2 sugar cookies...just like mine and the family sat down at a table in front of me.

Well the wife/mother proceeded to take out her cookie and take a bite. Suddenly her facial expression changed from a smile to a frown and she shook her head. Then she stood up and took her daughter's cookie as well and walked up to the counter and talked to the clerk. I didn't hear what she said, but I heard the clerk say "I thought they were fresh."

After a few moments she walked back to her table with two new cookies. She sat down and took a bite, a smile came across her face as she nodded her approval. Her daughter watching took a bite of her cookie and smiled as well.

Suddenly, I didn't want my 3 cookies anymore. I mean...I wanted fresh cookies as well. I contemplated going up to the clerk and telling him so, but decided not to. Later when I ate my cookie...it just didn't seem very good. If I had never witnessed the above scenario...I probably would never have noticed, but I just couldn't get out of my mind that I didn't get the fresh cookies. I think that's so annoying! ...So... Would YOU have kept the cookies you had or would you have taken them back?

2 comments:

jen said...

hmmm. Maybe it would have reminded me that I gave sugar up for Lent and it's not quite Easter yet . . .
:)

Janet Ferguson said...

I would have taken them back Robin. When you go into a bakery, you expect fresh. So yeah, I would have taken them back. <3 Hugs.