We live in a hurry up gettum in gettum done and gettum out world. Very few people especially in the retail business world have time or I should say make time to care or be curious about how you feel or what is going on in your life. Small towns in East Texas have always been well known for their friendly atmosphere and hospitality. But in this fast paced drowning economy even that is fading into the woodwork. But there is still hope.
There are some very special people in Sulphur Springs that need to be recognized as human beings who care about their customers beyond the almighty dollar bill.
The first one on my list is Bodacious BBQ. Not only do they have the best ribs in East Texas. They really honestly and truly care about each and every person that walks through their front door. So much so that they opened their doors for my wife and I the other night after they had closed and were ready to go home (how many people would do that in Dallas). Not only did they open up but they gave us a table and told us to take our time and enjoy. Jay and his son make it a point to put the person first. Doing business is something that just happens in the process of social intercourse and meaningful communication. We salute you Bodacious for putting people above profit.
Another wonderful place to shoot the bull and have a laugh or two is over at the Shipping Zone on Gilmer Street. Jimmy Lloyd is never short on conversation. So much so that many times I forget why I went in there in the first place. As a matter of fact we got to talking so much the other day, not only did I forget why I went in I didn’t even care.
Thank God for people that have a knack for creating customers and not just running a business. This is something that cannot be learned or taught. You either got it or you don’t and they got it. If only others would sit up and take notice of these mysteries. Maybe, just maybe, it might rub off on them.
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