Well a new Friday and a brand new month. I think we can safely say that summer is behind us, as October has blown in with some really inclement weather.
Whatever October brings, I hope you are all having a good day today, and this is your opportunity to post any of your off-topic posts, keeping them, as always, within guidelines.
And a warm welcome to anyone who has joined our community this week. Please feel free to ask questions or post your points of view.
This week I had a really pleasant day out in Winchester, which is the county 'seat' of Hampshire and about 10 miles away from where I live. I took the bus, given the uncertainties of the current UK fuel situation and it was really pleasant sitting back and allowing the bus to take the strain. I did a little bit of browsing, and shopping, but as is usual for me, there were quite a lot of coffee stops too. At one I ate what must have been the nicest Danish pasty I've ever had and worth travelling 10 miles again to get the next one.
And I also experienced some good customer service which can be a rare beast these days. Later in the day I was in the cafeteria of a really well known clothing and food store. I was with my husband, who had ordered up our coffee when I decided a quick trip to the loo was necessary. When I came back one of the assistants took the time and effort to come over and ask if I'd like her to 'freshen up' my coffee as I'd been gone a little while and she feared it might have gone cold! Well done her! That really is going the extra mile and I made sure I contacted customer service to tell them so. Just a small thing, but a rare one!
And that little act of kindness has coloured my week overall, making me feel that there are still some really decent people out there, who do care. I've decided to look for an opportunity to go the extra mile for someone else too.
I hope that you had at least some happiness and/or contentment this week too, and that your weekend will be pleasant.
Photo: Unsplash: Cristi Goia