Friday, October 17, 2008

Random Acts of Kindness

I love to commit random acts of kindness. So simple, so easy, and the pay-off exceeds the effort. Here is a random act of kindness that I committed a few months ago and I am still feeling the high from it.

I was grocery shopping and I HATE grocercy shopping. However, I never give the chore to my husband as I am unable to give up the control as to what food enters our house. Anyway, I was done finding my purchases and got into line. As I'm standing in line with my shopping cart overflowing with food an older couple gets in line behind me with two items. I still remember those items to this day - a bag of lettuce and a can of whipped cream (kinky). So, I figure - why not?...and allowed them to get infront of me in line. As the cashier is ringing up their order I tell her to just put their stuff on my bill - she doesn't bat an eye. The older couple didn't hear what I said and stood there waiting for the total. When the cashier explain that I was paying they starting saying things like God bless you and thank you so much, when they left the store the cashier looked at me and asked, "Did you know those people?" Nope, did not know them. As I was bagging my groceries I could overhear other cashiers and customers talking about me (in a good way).

So, there it is...I paid an extra $2.50 and made an old couple happy. I doubt that I'll ever forget that experience.

2 comments:

ladyfi said...

That is a really lovely gesture! Well done you.

Bekah said...

i doubt they will forget it either