Yes, We Have No Avocados

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A fellow ran down the sidewalk from Whole Foods, an avocado in his hand. I was in line at a sidewalk sandwich spot off our town square. Avocado-man popped behind the sandwich counter, cut the fruit open, sliced it, and laid it perfectly onto a partially-made sandwich, which he handed to the man in front of me.

Wow, I thought. What a great customer experience.

Can you imagine! I picture him telling his friends. The guy ran over to Whole Foods to get an avocado. For my sandwich!

And his friends would shake their heads in disbelief.

As my friends shake their heads in disbelief when I tell them how things went awry during my birthday outing.  The birthday without clean coffee cups, bananas or bread. And with no one going out of their way to deliver any of them for me.

That customer and I; we each had stories to tell.


Photo source: ponce_photography on Pixabay

I wasn’t sure if avocados were fruits or veggies; they’re a fruit. Here’s the scoop from the California Avocado Commission.


8 thoughts on “Yes, We Have No Avocados

  1. Fruits.
    I’m impressed by the service.
    I’ve witnessed a person ordering A, but receiving B at a fast food restaurant, because they were out of A. The customer was never notified, until they came back, having opened their food.

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    1. Fruit. Yup. I didn’t know.

      I loved witnessing this scene. And my “practical” persona can’t imagine me running off from my sandwich stand, unattended, to go buy an avocado for a customer. It blew my mind.

      But this sandwich guy was SUCH a contrast to my “blueberries in lieu of bananas” for my “bananas” foster breakfast, Loved witnessing it. Thanks for commenting.

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  2. pearlsandgrit

    Great service is, sadly, a dying thing…indicative of a society that has turned “me.” However, whenever I come in contact with “The Avocado Guy” whether for me or for someone else, I will always double my effort to support that business. I don’t think I am in the minority in feeing this way.

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    1. One of the things I really enjoy about blogging is I feel as if I pay attention to small moments in life in ways I didn’t do when I wasn’t blogging.

      Hmmm, there’s a blog idea right there!

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