In this day and age when everyone is short staffed and short tempered, our local Bashas’ Store is a pleasant exception. Every employee we encounter is consistently friendly, helpful and upbeat. This makes grocery shopping there a happy and pleasant experience. With the current inflation and high prices, these people make it less painful. Mark, in the meat department always has a good word and a helpful suggestion. And there is a younger guy in the meat department who suggests variations of the things we buy and wishes us a good day as he hands us the chicken salad. William (manager) always has a smile and a good wish. The guy in the bakery cheerfully answers our dumb questions and gives us a smile with the two bear claws we buy. The cashiers are patient and happily check to make sure we got the discounts we were expecting. Your staff at the Sun City West Bashas’ store is a ray of sunshine in this gloomy fiscal climate. – Richard V.