Wednesday, September 5, 2018
This morning I had numerous places to go before getting home for a 10:30 a.m. phone meeting. I took a friend to the airport, my sewing machine in for repair, etc. At the final stop I said, “Hey Angels, are you listening up there? Please provide a penny in the next few minutes because after that I am going home and will not leave the house for the rest of the day.”
There were no coins in the parking lot or inside the first store. At the 99¢ Store I was ready to pay for my one item when a lady with at least 100 items in her cart (it was literally overflowing) pulled in front of me. That did NOT help my attitude.
Let’s see if I can create a picture for you…There was only one open check out lane and cashier. Customer #1 was just completing her purchase. Customer #2 had at least ¾ of a cart full of items. Customer #3 as mentioned had an overflowing cart.
I was about to set down my one item and leave the store. There was no way I was going to make it to my 10:30 appointment if I had to wait in that long line. The cashier was beginning to scan the first item for Customer #2. Customer #3 (in front of me) said to Customer #2, “Wait! Would you allow this lady to Pass in front of you? She only has one item.” I was amazed. Not only had she offered to let me Pass in front of her, but she petitioned Customer #2 on my behalf as well! Pretty bold move!
Customer #2 smiled and said, “Sure!” I passed by the cart in front of me and then paused for a moment before proceeding to pass the next cart. In those few seconds we three ladies were standing fairly close to each other and sandwiched between the two shopping carts. I said something to the effect of “Thank You for your Act of Random Kindness, I’m sure it will come back to you”. At that moment I looked down and there was today’s penny shining brightly between us! COINcidence?
It was a JOY moment shared with two strangers. Each of the ladies was given a Penny Card as a remembrance for participating in today’s Penny Find. Such Fun.