Best Salvation Army Employee (2008)


As New York Salvation Army stores become more and more picked over by hipsters looking for bargains, it's not surprising that most employees respond to the demands of their would-be-fashionable customers with surly lethargy. SAMMY,of the Greenpoint Salvation Army, is a beautiful exception to this rule. Friendly and funny, he has an appropriately charitable attitude toward his varied clientele and can offer opinions on the merchandise in Spanish, Polish, or English. Not that he takes any guff—attempts to sneak in seconds before closing or to break a 20 when he's short on change will be met with Christian kindness, but no slack whatsoever.


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