Emma Shawcross had an interesting experience on a recent trip to her local Tesco. While checking out took a little longer than usual, and her loaf of bread ended up getting squished in the process, she still walked out of the store with a smile on her face.
The reason? Her cashier was autistic.
As a mother to an autistic child, Shawcross was thrilled to see this cashier at work — even if the checkout process didn’t go a smoothly as possible.
“The guy on the till said hello and started scanning my items as I was still putting them on the belt the other end. You can imagine the pile of stuff that was waiting for me when I went to go pack.
When I asked him for 5 bags he counted each one, then recounted them a further 2 times before handing them over to me,” she said in a Facebook post.
Recognizing the autistic traits of the cashier, thanks to her own 12-year-old, Shawcross wasn’t even bothered when he squished her bread and recounted her change… twice. Instead, she was curious to hear how he was doing at work.
“I asked him how he was finding the job and he chatted a bit about his experience of Tesco and how they had given him an opportunity many other employers hadn’t.”
“Changing attitudes teamed with employers, like you, who really do offer equal opportunities are a changing people’s lives. So thank you Tesco, it was a pleasure shopping with you today.”
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