I do like grocery store encounters like that ... we discussed all the Oetker dessert mixes on the shelf that we'd tried or not tried yet, she was curious about my boxes, so I ended up explaining what kale was and what the mix was like. Then, at cash register, staffer passing by behind cashier spotted the hot chocolate and made a point stopping to tell me about Girardelli's utterly decadent brownie mix (not sold in that shop, unfortunately, but I think woman actually running cash was one of the owners/managers, 'cause she had a Swiss accent and was quizzing the staffer about it as I left ... mebbe it'll be part of the stock next time I go up there). :-)
And it was a sunny, warm, don-t-need-a-coat, can-have-the-windows-open day, with ice and snow melting off pavements as fast as it could. Spring is coming!