A subtle yet impressive thing happened to me today while picking up Chipotle for the family. As I passed through the assembly line to the cash resister I announce “3 chicken burritos” to the cashier.
Without skipping a beat, he says “$20.11 please” and then reaches for the cash register to punch in my order. As he scans my credit card, I begin quizzing him:
“one steak, one chicken?” He throws me back the price.
“four chicken, one steak?” He hesitates… “um… $34.80? I’m still learning that one.”
“what’s the most popular order?” “$6.80” he answers, smiling.
“How long have you been working here?” I ask. “2 months now.”
A cashier at Chipotle surely isn’t this young man’s dream job. Yet to care enough to memorize prices sure rubbed off on me.
Caring is contagious.