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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Being Nice Pays

I've noticed that being nice to someone can help you in so many ways. First of all it's just good to be nice, to smile, to strike up a casual conversation, it puts you and the other person in a better mood. Recently being nice has helped me get some "extra" things. TWICE I was at a thrift store buying used books and the cashier reduced the price just because, and these were different stores. I was nice to them and I think that helped. I was at Tim Horton's the other day buying timbits and the lady gave me TWO extra ones, yes I counted. We chatted at the counter and when she handed them over she gave me a wink so I had a sneaking suspicious she might have given me an extra one. Today I was coming home from work starving and stopped at Subway (over an hour to get home, I couldn't wait) and ordered a sub. The girl and I chatted and joked about the Canada hockey game and guacamole of all things and I noticed the girl gave me extra meat and cheese. Yay! Last summer I even once had a girl buy me a drink at a bar because we were both waiting at the same time and she was getting drinks for her friends.

Be nice, be funny, be polite, smile because really it pays :)

Have you ever had things like this happen?


  1. All the time. a smile and a friendly attitude really works wonders

    People give me discounts off fees they're supposed to charge, they're generally friendlier, nicer, more helpful...

    Sometimes my charm doesn't work, but 99% of the time... yes.

  2. that happened to me the other day too. I was at starbucks and instead of being professional like I was all chatty and they put an extra shot of espresso in my drink for free!

  3. you are so right - I have noticed that myself!!!

  4. I always try to smile and joke with people. I've been on the other side as a retail worker before so I know what it's like.

  5. A few days ago I was walking into Starbucks and a lady was going into a small panic because her cell phone died while she was talking to her son about something important. Seeing me on my phone, she asked if she could use mine and assured me it was a local call. I let her and didn't think much of it. When I went to the counter and ordered a drink for myself and my friend, they gave me them both free of charge, saying I didn't have to be so generous. What goes around comes around!!!