Meanwhile At The Apple Store

While at the Apple store, a lady stood on the table and asked for everyone’s attention. As the voices quieted and then diminished to total silence, I glanced around at the fellow customers and employees, thinking how strange the silence was in this place that teemed with noise and energy. The lady held a cupcake in her hand, which I noticed had a candle on it.

“Ladies and Gentleman,” the employee intoned. “Today is our manager’s birthday. So please join me in wishing her happy birthday!”

Everyone burst out in a rousing rendition of the Happy Birthday song. I scrabbled in bag for my iPhone. It was pretty much over by the time I squeezed off a picture – but I got this of everyone applauding.

Even when it was happening I wasn’t sure if it was really cool or if it was a totally pretentious douchebag move. After the benefit of a few days of thinking about this, I think it was a very sweet impulse to wish her a happy birthday, if only because I am inclined to be generous in my judgements these days.

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Comments

  1. “if only because I am inclined to be generous in my judgements these days.”

    Love reading this, and everything it means.

  2. Cara Ellison says:

    Thank you DBW! So glad to see you around here again! : )

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