a woman on a mission to fall back in love...with her city
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Day 75: Raymond
When I get done braving the crowd at the 33rd & Pico Trader Joe's and pack all my groceries myself, and pay, I am so happy to see Raymond. Raymond works for Trader Joe's as a parking lot attendant, singer and entertainer. Yesterday he helped me to my car and loaded the groceries, while serenading me with a great version of the Carpenters' "Close to you." He is always chatty and he adds a lot of character to that place. He makes it worth the crowds, even the parking lot mayhem. When I leave I have a car full of excellent, cheap groceries and a smile on my face. And Raymond puts the cart back for me, bonus.