The other day I had a stand-out great experience at a new grocery store. For years I have been a lazy and happy online shopper, but our family's recent entrance into the world of Gluten Free has exposed the limitations of my beloved Online Shopping (with a rubbish GF range).
Then as I was lining up at the checkout, this gentleman re-appeared with yet more bread and... a loaf of the in-store baked stuff.
"Would you like to try it?" he asked.
"Er, no I think I'll just stick with the Venerdi..." I replied.
"Take it. You can have it for free," he said, and instructed the (smiley shiny happy) checkout operator not to scan it.
"Wow, thanks! That's very kind of you!" I gushed, as he walked away with a smile and a wave.
|Russ cutting the Ribbon|
And the bread, by the way, is actually Yummy. I made it into garlic bread for Miss Fab tonight and YUM! Not like polystyrene at all. She gobbled it up and so did I. The Store Owner's name is Russ Wilkinson, and it is obvious that he takes huge pride in his store and it is reflected in the attitudes of his staff.
Every time I go there, I remember why I am no longer shopping online.
I am now a regular shopper thanks to Mt Roskill New World!
New World Mt Roskill
53 May Road
Mt Roskill, Auckland
Phone: (09) 621 2050