Some days I love humanity. I may be out of retail but that doesn't mean I quit interacting with people. On that note, I have two quick stories about amazing humanity in general.
I live in an area that could be classed as rural. It isn't uncommon in the spring and summer for the produce truck to show up nearly every week where I work and for people to sell their extra produce in the break room.
Of course, there are also weekly (biweekly in the summer), farmer's markets. I frequent the one in the next town over, always say please and thank you, and offer a smile.
Just by frequenting the apple seller's booth on a near weekly basis (and their orchard a few times), they stuck an extra jar of applesauce in my bag. Yes, they got a big thank you!
There is a little local Italian restaurant with fabulous food in general. A few weeks ago, I went out to dinner, mentioned to my waitress that I was gluten free, and she switched out the menu for the exclusive gluten free menu (the main menu also lists gluten free options).
Yesterday, I had the same woman as my waitress. She not only remembered me but remembered my diet restrictions. She switched my menu for me again. I don't expect people to remember my restrictions several weeks later unless they know me. She was attentive to her tables and received a really good tip from me ($5 on a $19 dinner so almost 25%).
Some days I love humanity.