Theodore's World: The Simple Truths of Service: Johnny the Bagger

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December 27, 2009

The Simple Truths of Service: Johnny the Bagger


Wild Thing's comment..........

An inspiring video about a grocery store bagger with Down syndrome who changed the company culture and created customer loyalty by providing service from the heart.

....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

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Posted by Wild Thing at December 27, 2009 02:45 AM


This is absolutly beautiful. Brought tears to my eyes.
There's a market and a department store, close to where I live that hires special needs people. Observing them, I have to tell you, they work!They do the jobs assigned to them with enthusiasm and pleasure.
They have a sense of dignity and purpose, unlike some groups who are always looking for the next hand out.
It is amazing to see the reaction of shoppers. While some are obviously uncomfortable, (through their own ignorance), most are accepting and supportive of what is taking place.

Posted by: Sean at December 27, 2009 11:22 AM

Hi Chrissie,
Thanks for posting this. I can attest that most people are very positive, whether customers or employees.

Posted by: Bob A at December 27, 2009 12:36 PM

When we lived in Ohio, Vienna, in Trumbull county, their is a School called Fairhaven, it is for the Special needs children of the county. It's a non-profit organization and depends on bond levies to survive. They do great work there.

Every two years their Bond comes up for renewal, in all the time we lived their and that was 25 years. It didn't matter what the economy was like, good, bad or bleeding, The Fairhaven levy always passed. School levies would go down in flames along with other non-sense levies but Fairhaven always made and usually by a large majority.

A lady I worked for did volunteer work for Fairhaven and had some over for lunch almost every day. She told me one time that their parents are very special, you see, God picks these parents himself, he wouldn't allow his special children to be given to just anybody.

We voted for Fairhaven every time it came up and every time it passed.

Posted by: Mark at December 27, 2009 01:36 PM

Got a whole passel of them in my neck of the woods, most of them working as landscapers, mowing, trimming and sprucing up the residential and business areas. I have never met a single one without a positive outlook or an upbeat greeting, saw a crew of them working just before Christmas, out picking up limbs and debris from the big blow. Nothing short of excellence either. Thanks for sharing this wonderful productive person.

Posted by: Jack at December 27, 2009 03:20 PM

Sean, I agree too, love how you put it.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 27, 2009 05:23 PM

Bob A., I thought of you and your wonderful son
when I saw this.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 27, 2009 05:26 PM

Mark, what you said has me with tears, so
beautiful. Thank you Mark for sharing that.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 27, 2009 05:29 PM

Jack, thanks for sharing that.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 27, 2009 05:33 PM

Thank you for posting this Chrissie, it came at just the right time I needed to see it.

I just had to post it too, with full h/t to you.

I hope you had a GREAT Christmas and that the New Year will be a happy and prosperous time for you and those you hold dear.

Posted by: delftsman at December 27, 2009 06:08 PM