Letter to the Editor

A simple acknowledgment

To the editor: As I walked into Fred Meyer the other day, I noticed the Salvation Army bell ringer. A girl with a smile on her face greeting every person walking in and out of the store with a smile and nice words. I walked in, grabbed my cart and said, “Hello” with a smile as she greeted me. When I walked out, I put my cart back and she said, “Have a good day!” I kindly smiled and thanked her. I did put some change I received from my store visit in the red kettle.

I noticed, as people walked in and out they ignored her entirely, most not even making eye contact. You don’t have to put change in the kettle. She is a human being and should be acknowledged. I asked her if a lot of people ignored her. Sadly, she admitted yes, some even walked faster as if to run by her. How rude. Let’s be nice and acknowledge people. Put yourself in their place. They are not invisible.

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