Grocery Cashier Is ‘Putting A Little Positivity’ Into Seniors’ Shopping Trips

Courtney Meadows, a cashier at a Kroger in Beckley, W.Va., knows her job carries new risks these days, but she also sees the positive side of life as an essential worker. “It might sound silly for some, but for me, I’m grateful that I can still get up and go to work,” Meadows says. “I’m one of these people … I probably will go stir-crazy if I had to stay home.” During this pandemic, several grocery stores have carved out special shopping times for seniors, pregnant women and also people with underlying health conditions. Kroger is no exception and Meadows especially enjoys that hour in the morning. “Just to be able to spend that one-on-one time with the elderly customers and get to talk to them. … They definitely make me laugh,” she says. “And to just put a little positivity in their lives, it makes you feel good.” Meadows, who has worked as a grocery store cashier for almost 10 years, says the coronavirus has changed how other people see her job. “It’s definitely eye-opening

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Author: WGCU Public Media