If you live in the Vancouver, Washington area and have ever been to Costco, you probably have seen this sharp-looking chum around. If not, here’s an article about him that will bring you up to speed, even though it was written a few years ago.
Here’s a few observations about Teddy:
1. He isn’t the CEO. He signs receipts and runs a cash register.
2. He sings. Using the voice he’s got, he belts out a melody that can be heard over the rattle of a misaligned cart wheel.
3. He smiles. At everyone. Positive attitude, uplifting to be around. He actually brings happiness to the folks who shop Costco. He’s even friendly to people who buy those big barrels of cheese balls.
4. Teddy from Costco Vancouver, WA, a private Facebook fan page currently has 4,807 members. Whoa. That’s 5x the number of people I personally know.
I’m always impressed with people like Teddy. Not only with his singing voice and his excellent highlighter wielding, but because he’s owning his station in life. He knows he’s a clerk at Costco, and he’s making a splash at it. It has nothing to do with Costco or getting paid more or selfish motives. It has to do with using what he has to make a difference in the world where he is.
The rewards we are so desperately looking for will be at our door when we give up ourselves in the service of others.
How can you Teddize your work?
Liked this post on service and singing? You might like this one about getting people to like you!