However, yesterday they signed on, and so I stopped in. I ordered, and the cashier got a slightly funny look on her face. My first thought was that they were out of some vital component and people had been hassling her, so I asked. "You're looking at me funny," I said, smiling, "is something wrong?"
"Do you remember R, who used to work at the lawyer's office?"
"Why, yes, I do. . . "
"I'm her daughter J. I thought I recognized you, and then I saw your nametag, and knew it had to be you." (I wear my IAAP nametag every day, since a previous chapter president suggested it as a way to increase visibility.)
I haven't seen R in more than 15 years. She'd moved out of state and we'd lost touch. So I gave J my card and asked her to pass it on. I hope to hear from R soon!
ETA *From what I've been able to determine, a picker can fill about 120-130 buckets in a typical workday. An additional penny per bucket translates to approximately $2,500 a year.