Friday, August 27, 2010

good, good people

i don't see a lot of good at work.  most nights i want to "cut someone."  monday night was different.  someone brought me to tears- and not because they were mean to me...

a lady and her 2 children were in line buying some groceries & school supplies- when i gave her the total- she went into her purse and realized she had left her wallet in her car, but she did have her checkbook, and i told her she could write a check.  our computers are weird though- sometimes when you write a check we have to see id, and sometimes we don't.  of course, this time we did, and her id, of course, was in the car with her wallet.  so we unloaded her cart, and she left to go out to her car.  during that time, i checked a couple other people out, and then my next guest was a young woman, mid 30's with some groceries.  while bagging her stuff and putting it at the end of the lane- i told her that the bags to my left belonged to another guest who had to run out to her car.  the lady then asked me if i knew how much they were- and i told her i wasn't sure- maybe $60, and her response- "i'll pay for them."  i was totally shocked.  she asked me if i could hold her transaction, and she would go ahead & pay for the others.  so i did, and gave her the receipt.  around that time, the first lady returned with her wallet.  she second lady took the receipt and handed it to the first, and told her not to worry about it.  that lady was also shocked.  she thanked her many times and went on her way. 

i really wonder what the impact will be on the first woman- will she pay it forward?  it's definitely inspired me to try and find a way to commit a random act of kindness to a stranger. 

have you ever witnessed or been the recipient of a random act of kindness?  what was the act, and how did you pay it forward?

thank you lady.  you really made my day Pin It!


  1. Wow. That is amazing. I've seen people do nice things - especially since moving to the south, but never anything like that. how amazing!

  2. i've never seen anything like it either- especially in the midwest- people just aren't as friendly

  3. Awesome!! What a great story to share.


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