I was so excited about my plan to give away pie that I went a little crazy last week. After dropping in on Jackie at the Shop-N-Go, I was hooked. So, I decided to keep delivering pie to see how people responded. And from what I can tell so far, people love getting pie!
Bedford Heights Police Department
I will be the first to admit that I have never thanked a police officer until last week when I delivered some pie. I’m kind of embarrassed about that. 24 hours a day, wherever we are, there is a police force in the background operating as a safety net for all of us and I’m trying not to take that for granted.
My office has recently moved to Bedford Heights and unfortunately, we have had some run-ins with the police. A suspicious car in the parking lot, a couple of broken windows from a BB gun, alarm trips (oops, we’re getting used to a new building), and some rowdy protesters (they come along with the territory). Every time the police show up, they are just so nice, professional and understanding.
They even forgave me when I called about what turned out to be a cop doing security in an unmarked car in our parking lot. When I kept asking when the police were going to arrive to check out this suspicious car that keeps showing up, the dispatcher finally said, “Honey, that IS a cop in your parking lot.” Oh – oops. We’re BFFs now.
To the Bedford Heights Police Department – you deserve some pie!
Part of the reason I am doing this is to make myself more aware of the people who are making everyone’s day a little better. Russ at my local Subway proves that you can make someone’s day better no matter where you are or what you are doing.
I started to take notice the third or fourth time I went there. Every time I left, I had a smile on my face and before long, I was looking forward to going there. It was because each time I went in, I laughed – and so did others. The place is boisterous and contagious. Russ and his crew have a mutual respect for each other and their customers.
What I love the most is that Russ is the sandwich judge. The line of customers get their ingredient choices evaluated and given the thumbs up or thumbs down. “Oooh, she’s on fire!” he’ll holler if he likes your choices. “Oh, watch it now, don’t go there” I’ve heard him say to the man behind me thinking about black olives. “I know you’re addicted to this salad because we make it so good” he says. And he’s right. They have rocked my world with a spinach, buffalo chicken salad that’s made with love and laughter.
So, Russ, here’s to you and your crew at Subway!
xoxo, The Pie Eyed Piper