I had blood drawn today and was in for a shock. Because of Covid I hadn't been there for months, so it was only today that I noticed one of the assistants being pregnant. I congratulated and she said, yes, she'd be gone in three weeks and one of the other assistants in two weeks because she's also pregnant which I hadn't seen as she was sitting behind the counter. I have known them for 15 and 5 years and they were always nice, funny, sweet, and most importantly helpful. Not only am I going to miss them, but I'm also afraid it's going to make a difference in how smoothly things will go from now on (from experience with the others and there's no saying about the new ones yet).
Have you ever had to say goodbye to someone you trusted - no matter if it's a salesperson (we have had to give up shops because certain salespeople left), a vet or vet tech (still sad about some of them, but luckily it's a great team overall), a teacher, a baker, a postal worker ....?
Our local bank branch closed a couple of years ago and I was really sad to say goodbye to the women who worked there. Some of them had been there since we started banking with this bank 30 years ago. I always knew that if I had any sort of problem with my account or had an unusual request or needed something done asap, they would take care of it immediately. Now, our closest bank branch is 50 miles away and sometimes accomplishing what should be a simple task can be exasperating.
I hope the people who replace them turn out to be helpful and reliable, Cat. Will the two women be coming back or are they leaving permanently?
Oh, yes. For probably 20 years, I always went to the same lovely lady at the Shiseido makeup counter. Her name is Sunny. Then one day she told me she was leaving the store for a great opportunity to open a Bonne Belle (I think) store in another shopping mall in our area. I was so sad that I would never see her again.
I did see her one more time, at the orthodontist, of all places. Although she had moved to Northern Virginia, she said her son was near the end of his treatment so she stuck with the same practice.
Her formerly beautifully-smooth complexion had gained some lines, but I was thrilled to see her.
I don't bother to go to the store for my skin care now. They never found a good replacement for her, so there is no point in making the trip, unless I happen to be at that mall for another reason. It's been nearly 15 years and I still miss her. I hope the opportunity worked out for her, though.
I had a doctor move away last summer. I really liked her, because she was easy to communicate with. My current primary doctor acts like her job would be great if it wasn’t for the patients. I’ve thought of switching, but I took to seeing her nurse practitioner, and he’s been great about ordering the tests my specialist in Los Angeles wants so my insurance will cover them. So I haven’t made any moves.
I’m sorry you are losing a trusted person from your medical team, Cat. Crossing my fingers the new one proves to be just as good.