A fellow co-worker and I were stopping at Hobby Lobby this week and he shared with me that one of the most overlooked workers is the bell ringer. It was reported how people ignore them, look past them, avoid them and so he was making a point to recognize these workers by greeting each one he passed.
Being a bell ringer and asking for money from the general public is a thankless job. I will admit to not making eye contact in order to ease the guilt for not putting money in their bucket. C's comments made me rethink my actions. Since that afternoon I've greeted every bell ringer receiving some surprised, but enthusiastic, responses.
This brings to mind another thankless job. Just west of Dickens and east of Crosbyton is a treasure appreciated by many a traveler; a spectacularly clean rest area/restroom.
We make a point of stopping at this well tended rest area because it is SO clean. It is maintained by a company out of TN but I know it is a local individual who is doing an outstanding job.
Cleaning restrooms and picking up after the general public is a thankless job. I want to recognize those in charge of this rest stop.
What thankless jobs would you like to recognize?