Anyway… in the commercial I’m thinking of, one person did a small favor for somebody and made their day, so that person does something nice for another person and, before you know it, it’s a big chain reaction of people going out of their way to help each other.
You remember that commercial? Even if you don’t, do you understand what I’m saying?
I was reminded of this the other day when I went to Taco Bell on my lunch break. As I walked in, I was amazed to see the cleanest fast food restaurant I’ve ever seen!
I’m not kidding. It was amazing.
I stepped up to the counter to order a chalupa, and the lady behind the register smiled and asked me how my day was going.
This lady working at Taco Bell seemed happy to be there.
It didn’t take long for me to realize that she wasn’t the only one having a great day “Outside The Bun.” I peaked inside the kitchen to see the manager and the cooks laughing and telling stories while making tacos.
The lady from the register brought me my chalupa and told me to have a nice day. I sat down at an exceptionally clean booth in an exceptionally good mood to enjoy my little piece of Mexican delight.
I hadn’t taken two bites before I noticed something radical was happening.
Everyone was smiling. Not just the employees, the customers too. And not just smiling, but talking with strangers in line, helping each other throw away trash, holding doors open for one another… And the kicker is, the place was packed. I’m positive that I’ve not seen a busier Taco Bell, but the employees weren’t bothered a bit. They were all having a great time at work.