Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Today I was able to do something I have been wanting to for a long time. I've always wanted to pay it forward, but I've been waiting for the "right" time. I'm not sure there is a wrong time for helping others but I was waiting... until tonight. I was going about my merry way shopping at Target. I got behind an older woman, maybe 70, who had some odds and ends in her cart along with her medication for diabetes. She was rung up, her total was about $33, and then said, "I'm not sure I have enough." Well she began to dig out all the cash and change she had out of her wallet and her purse, but she was about $5.00 short. This took some time but I wasn't in a hurry so no big deal. I felt a little bad for her because she was obviously short on money and not sure what to do. Once she started digging for coins I was wondering how I was going to offer to help, I for once had cash in my wallet and more than enough to cover her leftover $5. Not everyone is open to help. Well I asked if it was okay if I help her out and she said if she could pay me back. Well, that wouldn't do of course I didn't want her to pay me back. I told her to think of it as a late Valentine's Day present. She said well that was last Sunday... it should be Easter. Well, the cashier told her to have a good night and she replied with, "I think I already have." I'm glad that I could help her out.