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15/365 - Hard Working Morning People

Kate - Expert pretzel maker and nice woman!
Date: 1/14/2011
Time: 6:00 AM
Location: Pretzel Factory (on way to work)
Dan: “May I have 3 pretzels?”
Kate: “Sure.”
Kate bags pretzels, takes my money.
Kate: “Thank You!”(smiles)
Dan: “Hey, I’m doing a photo blog post on hard working people. Can I take your picture making pretzels?”
Kate: (pause) “Sure.” (smiles)
Kate goes to table and begins twisting pretzels as Dan stand outside of work area taking pictures.
Dan: “Hey, can I come back there and take some close-ups?”
Kate: “Sure!”(Smiles)
Dan looks for a gate but can find no way into work area. Dan crawls over 4 foot wall separating customer area from work area. Stands beside Kate and snaps rather crummy pictures.
Kate: “Are you getting what you need?”
Dan: “Yes! Great! What is your name?”
Kate: “Kate”
Dan: “I really appreciate letting me do this! I’m Dan.”
Kate: “No problem. It was fun Dan.”
Dan: “I’ll frame the best one and drop it off. OK?”
Kate: “Wow! Sure, that would be neat!
Dan: How many pretzels can you make in an hour?
Kate: I’ve done 2000 in a shift. (smiles)
Dan: Do your wrists ever hurt?
Kate: No!
Dan: Wow, that’s great! See you when I get the picture framed.
Kate: See ya! (smiles)
Dan blushes, crawls over the wall and leaves.

Lesson learned: There are some amazing people who work hard in the morning. Be nice to them and they will be nice to you and your day will be happier and so will theirs. And...you just might get a good photo out of the deal!!

joycephotography great shot.
joycephotography · 2011-01-14: 14:12
photodeclair nice story !
photodeclair · 2011-01-14: 14:50
tracyseeger Nice shot, and wonderful story!
tracyseeger · 2011-01-14: 15:16
cariad Great Dan - the narrative makes the post - which is great
cariad · 2011-01-14: 15:51
girafferacing Great story Dan. Just goes to show it never hurts to ask if you can take someone's photo :-)
girafferacing · 2011-01-14: 16:06
mrmeliska Great post....Very interesting...
mrmeliska · 2011-01-14: 16:11
Wasichseh Great lesson :-) - great post!
Wasichseh · 2011-01-14: 16:27
djnana I love candid shots of people going about their business. This is very nice - and I'm sure she was pleased that you chose her work to feature. Nice dialogue (diatribe!), too!
djnana · 2011-01-14: 17:03
joycephotography Way to go Dan, you probably made Kates daay.
joycephotography · 2011-01-14: 17:14
okvalle Very cool post!
okvalle · 2011-01-14: 17:30
Annabelle33 This is great! I love that you pursued these shots, and I'm sure it made her day! She has a fun story to share with others and make them smile, too! Great shot, too!
Annabelle33 · 2011-01-14: 17:37
onlyricky did you remember everything kate said? what a good memory you'vegot! ;)
onlyricky · 2011-01-14: 18:23
lookagain Awww, that was so sweet....I'm serious! I always admire people who get for those really early morning jobs...not sure I could be so pleasant working at 6 a.m. Nice shot, Dan....I bet she'll love it!
lookagain · 2011-01-14: 19:03
????? Dan, another FABULOUS set! Great photo and super story! I'm starting to think you're just one hell of a guy!
????? · 2011-01-14: 20:13
NellyBly You are a good guy, Dan! It makes them feel good and me good to talk to "insignificant" people :-) I too admire those hard workers when they are cheerful too!
NellyBly · 2011-01-14: 21:02
beth0110 are you writing an ediquette book for pb? lol
would have enjoyed seeing you crawling over the counter! I do love that you make people feel happy :)
beth0110 · 2011-01-14: 21:37
faribajafarnejad nice
faribajafarnejad · 2011-01-15: 04:52
MoMac That's nice .
MoMac · 2011-01-15: 07:37
HoosierAtHeART Great post! I bet those pretzels are good!!
HoosierAtHeART · 2011-01-15: 08:26
RayNvb Nice post! (What I'm really thinking.. I hope he keeps his day job, Oprah has no worries!)
RayNvb · 2011-01-15: 08:52
nasiri6283 Amazing set , Il like the report like that , Perfect Dan :)
nasiri6283 · 2011-01-15: 09:45
elkinsphotos · 2011-01-15: 09:45
davidcardona Nice!
davidcardona · 2011-01-15: 09:47
Davorka i like this story Dan!
Davorka · 2011-01-15: 10:28
Nukee Great story, great photo, great post...thanks Dan! :)
Nukee · 2011-01-15: 11:10
tomie amazing pretzel!
tomie · 2011-01-15: 13:46
Marzijapan Great photo, it looks like she is blushing too Dan :) She will have a story to tell about that nice man who came into the shop today and cheered up her boring morning. Ive never seen pretzels that big, only tiny little ones in bags.
Marzijapan · 2011-01-15: 16:30
Corajudd Sweet story - fun subject
Corajudd · 2011-01-15: 19:36
????? If I made that many pretzels I would NOT be that skinny!!!!~ cool capture
????? · 2011-01-15: 21:55
lyricalthoughts wonderful post Dan! I love the photo of her hardwork and the entertaining story. If we treat others kindly, we are already spreading the joy.. and peace is there. :)
lyricalthoughts · 2011-01-16: 06:42
????? excellent post! even wishing people a good morning or good evening can make their day -- toll collectors, gas station attendants, cashiers........
????? · 2011-01-16: 23:25
cameraCAPTURED dan, you have a great attitude. more people should tap into that.
cameraCAPTURED · 2011-01-18: 01:39
hannamagnusson Great post!
hannamagnusson · 2011-01-18: 03:27
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