Do you have a morning routine? Maybe your routine is to go to Starbucks each morning before work. Or maybe your routine is to stop by Caribou, Tim Hortons or Dunkin’ Donuts. One of the places I have enjoyed going the past few months to get my coffee fix is a convenience store called Kum & Go. I love their stores, I like their staff and their coffee has become a staple.
About 18 months ago or so on a workday, my husband and I entered the Kum & Go store together. It was not our best morning. As we entered the store, one of the associates I’ll call “Jane” greeted us with a hearty “good morning.” I mumbled “Peace” and the Kum & Go associate readily quipped “Love.” Since then, we have been greeted with an energetic “Peace and Love” welcome. It has become something I look forward to – a day brightener for sure.
One morning not long ago, another customer of the store asked me “Did she just call you Peace and Love?”
“Yes -- indeed, she did!”
He asked me why he didn’t get greeted in that same manner. I said, “Well, you’ll have to ask Jane for her take on that.” He uttered “Hmph!”
A couple of weeks ago, I found out that the Peace and Love Purveyor is transferring to another Kum & Go location about 750 miles away. I will miss her. I have gotten to know her a bit and know that she loves Eminem. Last night as I was penning her going away card, I wrote:
Our Favorite Peace and Love fan has flat done gone and went. In Eminem clean language, How Come? LOL. I will surely miss you until we are crazy enough to drive 12 hours to see you again. Wishing you continued success and thank you for always being so nice to us.
Peace and Love