Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Thanks, Nameless Security Guard

Actually he does have a name.  He must.  I just don't know what it is.

Every day I work to work I park in the employee parking lot.  There is always a security guard there to check your ID.  They rotate between 3 or 4 of them, so there is usually a different guard there every day.  My favorite is this guy, and I'll tell you why; the other three guards often seem bored and uninterested.  I don't blame them; it's not the most fascinating job in the world sitting in a parking attendant booth and waving people in.

But this guy is different.  Every time I show my badge, he says "Thank you."  Every time.  But it's not just what he says, it's how he says it.  I can tell he's sincere; that he genuinely means it.  It's an example to me of a guy taking what is probably a mundane job and making the most of it.

And he brightens my day.  And probably doesn't even know it.  It just proves to me that doing your job and doing it well and with a good attitude can really make a positive difference.

1 comment:


What a bright spot in my morning! I love dealing with happy people. :-)

I hope you've taken a moment to write his supervisor a note. It could make a big difference for him — then, I hope, you'll take a moment to tell him that you've written his supervisor.

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