And that's why the grocery store cashier with the huge grin and infectious laugh can often be found behind the register of the new "slow social lane" at an Edmonton Sobeys — a check-out lane where customers can take as long as they want.
"I look at the time that I have with these people … our conversations, especially, are very sacred to me," Rutledge said.
An Edmonton Sobeys has launched a slow check-out lane after they discovered some people enjoy chatting with the cashier while paying for their groceries. They say the added personal touch is helping many people, especially seniors, deal with loneliness.
Our thanks to CBC for this motivating story.
I was a grocery clerk while in high school and the store had two such check-out lanes. It was fun to watch those waiting so interested in the conversation to leave their carts and gather around the cashier.
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