When your legal billing address is far away from where you’re doing your shopping and errands, checking out at the register is rarely a quick transaction. It seems quite common for a lot of registers to ask for your zip code. Which for us, invites a great opportunity to open someone’s eyes to the possibilities.
Here’s an example of a recent, and very common, conversation we just had checking out at clothing store in Florida where the local zip code is 32901:
Cashier: What’s your zip code?
Cashier: 57042 .. where are you from?
Us: Wherever we’re parked… right now, just around the corner.
Us: We’re full time RVers, that’s our mail forwarding service in South Dakota.
Cashier: You just travel around wherever you want? How many states do you visit a month?
Us: It varies, sometimes several .. sometimes we’re still for a while.
Cashier: That’s so cool!
Us: Yup, it’s great. And we work online running our software development business, so our office view changes regularly.
Cashier: You have JOBS and you get to TRAVEL?!?!
We sometimes get tired of answering the same basic questions all the time. But seeing someone having their world expanded a little bit is always worth it. Who knows how a little conversation will impact someone’s life.
You just never when you’re planting seeds by simply being you.