Perky Check-Out Girl At Walgreens

I went to Walgreens on Pico and Robertson Blvds about 9:30 this morning and got two sticks of Classic Old Spice deodorant.

My check-out girl was Asian and she looked like she was in high school. And she was happy. Very few check-out people exude happiness. Very few people period exude happiness.

It’s not the first time I’ve encountered her, but every time I do, it makes me smile. I want to go back and keep buying stuff just for the pleasure of talking to her again. I wonder if she’s religious? What’s her secret? Why is she so happy?

According to an online dictionary, perky means “Having a buoyant or self-confident air; briskly cheerful. 2. Jaunty; sprightly.”

Perky means up. Buoyant. Somebody who’s pulled down, compressed, and unnecessarily tense is not going to come across as perky.

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