October 31, 2012



i had heard rave reviews about an area supermarket.  with an hour to spare, in between point a and point b.... i stopped in, to check things out.



it was late saturday afternoon.. around 4 pm.  i made a quick observation, how weird it was, that contractors in michigan would be working so late--especially on the weekend.  more unusual in that, very little funds are being spent on facades and other building projects... at least, in this neck of the woods.

in fact, i do double-takes when i see trusses on the ground or when i see a barn or house being erected.
really?  someone in michigan, actually has money to spend on building?  my heart always feels good, because i know someone out there, is stimulating the economy!

it's just not common around here, anymore.





and then, i spotted this sign. 
and i smiled.  i smiled big.... all by myself.
 
and i knew i had to plow into the owner's office and commend him.
shake this man's hand, if you will.
and, that's exactly what i did.

this owner "get's the big picture."
i knew i was around a successful businessman.
if i wasn't currently employed... i would apply or volunteer to work for this man.  i'd push the broom through the aisles.  and i'd take notes on what he said.  it's true.

in spite of some pretty dirty union bullying, which he shared with me....
 he held onto his integrity. 
one hand washes the other, if you will.

the way it was and the way it should be.
 integrity.  not such a lost art, in small town america.

smile, wink, nod







6 comments:

Anonymous said...

This was really great, I bet you felt good. To bad we all can't think like this love you Aunt Janet Mae

jamie said...

That is awesome. It's good to know that there are people out there who stand up for what's right.

MICHELE said...

agree with you Jamie!

Karin said...

I just want to let you know that your blog is sure missed !!!!
I keep checking in... hoping to see a new post.
I pray all is well with you and your family and that you are just busy with lots of fun exciting things.
Blessings, Karin

Lynn Dylan said...

Michele, just checking in to see how you are. I miss you!

xoxo
Lynn

Lisa said...

I shopped at Denny's the other day and now here I am looking at your long-abandoned blog. Too busy? Are you ever coming back? You should talk to some people who make money with their blogs; I bet you could!