Making the mundane task of grocery shopping a pleasant experience is what my everyday hero does best. His name is Kermit Krautch and he is a grocery clerk at the Wandermere Albertson’s. The key to how Kermit makes grocery shopping fun is his wonderful good nature and his love for children.
From the time my kids were just toddlers, we have been going through Kermit’s checkout line. He loves to joke with the kids - teasing them by putting their new purchases in his apron and watching their expressions change, saying tomatoes are apples, bananas are cucumbers, etc. Before we leave he gives each child a few stickers and, if permitted, a special candy treat. My kids love Kermit!
Our Albertson’s even has a Kermit picture board which is adorned with the many smiling faces of little Kermit fans. This man is such a day-brightener that even if I don’t have my children along with me on a shopping trip, I’ll go through his line - that is if the line of children in front of me isn’t too terribly long!
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