Best Conversation I Had This Week

Please see pictures of this conversation’s results at the end of this post. 

“Have you got any organic, eco-friendly Easter eggs?” I asked.

“Let me get you someone,” the man replied. Moments later, a woman had joined us. 

“Have you got any organic, eco-friendly Easter eggs?” I asked again. I was beginning to think this was a futile request in a department store.

“I’m sorry to pass you on to a third person,” she replied. “But I think he’ll really be able to help you.”

My heart sank. If only I had felt up to going to Whole Foods Market. Then Absal showed up. Suddenly a ton of information was coming at me.

“Follow me,” he concluded.

“Coming up behind you!” I projected my voice towards the back of his head. This is my code with strangers for, I’m walking slowly but I’m still following.

“These are made by Booja Booja. This is chocolate that’s actually good for you. The commercial stuff will kill you. But this is gluten-free and dairy-free. And the company also does a lot of good in the world.”


When Absal saw how impressed I was, he took a few steps and continued. “This packaging looks really nice and expensive but don’t touch it. The chocolate inside is crap.” He took another few steps. “After Easter, think about trying these.”

“Wow!” I opened up to him. “For years I thought I didn’t like chocolate but then I found out it’s just regular milk chocolate that I don’t like.”

After I bought my Easter egg, Absal wrote a store number down on a piece of paper. “You can call and find out when I’m here. I’ll show you more good chocolate. I get samples all the time and you can try them for free.”

Yay. I’m totally going to take him up on that. And Booja Booja? Best Easter egg ever!



RELEVANT REALITYNIBS LINKS: Ask for What You Want. ‘Nuff said!

WEGO PROMPT FOR THIS POST: Try writing script style (or with dialogue) today to recap an awesome conversation you had this week.

This is post 8 of 30 in the series for WEGO Health’s Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge 2012.

2 thoughts on “Best Conversation I Had This Week

  1. Great story, Bola! In addition to demonstrating the difference it make to ask for what you want, it also says a lot about how real customer service relies on people who actually care. I love not only what you wrote about Absal, but how the second person apologized for being only the link to the solution, not the solution to getting you what you wanted. The people at this store care about their products and about their customers – what a concept!

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