I was in a Caribou Coffee getting ready for a hearing when I noticed the same thing happening over and over again. They had a question up on the board that gave people the opportunity to get 10 cents off their order. It was a hard question and I apparently got it, but when I gave the barista my answer, he lit up, smiled and said I was the first person to get it. I then watched him tell that to the next 10 people, no matter what their answer was.
I then started thinking back to how I felt when he said that. It was a combination of feeling good that I got the question right, I got a question that nobody else did, and that I got 10 cents off. Since I was the only one who hung around, none of them had probably gotten the question right. The barista was just sending people out to have a really good day.
I have written a couple times about the value of smiling and laughing. It is clear that emotions, both good and bad, play a role in our day. They also have been shown to play a role in how we interact with other individuals, including the point of whether we cause collisions out on the road.
What Jeff was doing was helping people start off with a good day. When you consider the money that was involved, it was well worth it.
A founding partner with Bradshaw & Bryant, Mike Bryant has always fought to find justice for his clients—knowing that legal troubles, both personal injury and criminal, can be devastating for a family. Voted a Top 40 Personal Injury "Super Lawyer" multiple years, Mr. Bryant has also been voted one of the Top 100 Minnesota "Super Lawyers" four times.