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Calling it a wash --

May 27th, 2015 at 05:36 pm


On my way into Walgreens, I was approached by a gentleman who appeared to be in need. His minivan was an older model, and we had made eye contact, I smiled and nodded. (My new thing is try to always be positive, I caught a glimpse of all the tired parents in the car line after dropping their kids off at high school and no one particularly pleasant - I'm trying hard at that).

His request was very specific - he was in need of some type of fluid for his car - I am bad with motors and I can't say that I'd know which fluid it was - his debit card had been turned down and he needed $6.10. It was broad daylight and I wasn't too weary or concerned because he seemed legitimately in need. I told him that I'd see what I could do.

In Walgreens I was buying items on sale and with coupons for maximum savings since my funds feel somewhat depleted. My coupon savings was $8.00. I had to take $10 cash out over my total (wouldn't allow me the $8 that I saved), so one my way out I handed it over to the gentleman. He was quite appreciative and we blessed each other.

He said he'd pay it forward. I'm thinking that small acts of kindness like that can make the difference.

Feeling happy with the outcome.

8 Responses to “Calling it a wash --”

  1. susan Says:

    Thank you for being kind.

  2. VS_ozgirl Says:

    That's a really nice thing to doSmile

  3. Laura S. Says:

    Reading this made my daySmile

  4. CB in the City Says:

    It makes me feel good to help people, too. The cynics around me tell me not to, but I can't just walk past people in need.

  5. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    thank you for being so generous. I agree I think people will pay it forward.

  6. snafu Says:

    Thank you for your kindness and generosity. It's lovely to know people can still be kind.

  7. scottish girl Says:

    Lovely Smile

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That was very nice of you Smile

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