Shop Assistant of the Week goes to Gwen from Chances Takanini!
After my last encounter with the worst assistant of the week (who could have entered Zak’s book of unlikely friendships), it was such a contrast to then be privileged to be assisted by the remarkable Gwen. Even before I entered the store, Gwen had welcomed Zak and was instantly listening to his incessant chatter about the lastest book he had been given by his wonderful Aunty Kylie. Callum was also interacted with for the brief few seconds he stood still. I was able to look around the store without a kid-appendage and worrying about the small fry making a runner for the front door as soon as I entered the changing room. Naturally the kids were both sardined into the changing room when other customers entered the store, but when I became the sole customer again they were able to be released to assist Gwen again. Both were able to ferry clothes from the booth to the counter with the words, ‘too small’, or ‘too big’ or ‘just not mummy’. Both boys were kept busy being ‘really helpful’, and Zak took great pride in selecting items saying, ‘These are the colours mummy likes.’ We all came out of the store content with our experience, knowing that the shop assistant really is the one who can channel the boundless energy of boys into a source of help or hindrance. Gwen you’re a star!
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