Join Waukesha resident Brien Lee and his blog, Sir Fido, as they explore the city and report on the interesting things they find.
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It was interesting to see Downtown Waukesha wake up Christmas Eve morning. My shift started at 9:00 a.m., but because most stores didn't open till 10:00, I started an hour later. Compared to the night before, the weather was great. Mild temps and little wind. The way I dressed, it could've been a lot colder.
There wasn't as much foot traffic as at a large grocery store the night before a big storm and holiday, but a greater percentage of people donated. Didn't collect as much as at Pick 'N Save, but didn't expect to. Without the mad rush of the store and the weather it was easier to communicate with donors. With one nice woman, thankful to still be working, that communication took the form of a hug when she gave ten dollars.
I'm thankful for the opportunity to give my time to such a worthy cause. Thankful for all the wonderful, thoughtful donors. Thankful to Norm and Eve for welcoming me and the Salvation Army to their store. Also thankful for my readers for following along. Merry Christmas.
.Merry Christmas from Sir Fido