A kind, handsome doctor gave me a shot of antibiotics with a huge needle in my bum. Much appreciated.
The first man to raise a fist is the man who's run out of ideas. H.G. WELLS
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. FEYNMAN If this is monkey pee, you're on your own.SCULLY
I was really poor growing up-my mother would have to put a 15 dollar toy on layaway for 4 to 6 months just to be able to afford it kind of poor, and the only time I ever had any money for myself was the occassional pennies my mother would give me. I would save and save them and it seemed to take forever to build up dollars. I remember being 7 or 8 and walking to the Walgreens that was just a few yards away from our apt and seeing the most awesome Trapper Keeper I had ever seen. I really wanted it for school as it was about to start back in session.
I really still didn't have too good of an understanding of money- and I took all the pennies I had to the register to buy the Keeper but came up like 10 dollars short- this thing was like 20 bucks- it was decked out and had everything,lol. The guy at the register was like 17 and was a very quiet, sweet, Vietnamese young man and he just looked at my broken hearted face when he told me I didn't have enough and just had compassion for me- and he reached into his own wallet and made up the difference. He was so patient and nice to me as I counted them out too- which think about it- a little kid who is still learning to count so counts slow is counting 10 bucks of pennies- and he was just as friendly and patient and nice as could be. Plus this guy was in his teens, how many teens are so nice and generous like that?
I was really young so I really didn't understand how nice that was of him because I was so excited I just jumped up and down and was estactic and just ran out the store with joy and couldn't wait to show my mother. I thanked the guy but I was too excited to really realize and properly tell him how much I appreciated that.
I never knew what became of that young man but I'll never forget that kindness and generosity he showed me that really did just make my whole school year as I had the neatest Trapper Keeper in my class even though I was probably the poorest. I think of him whenever I see someone being generous.
i was once working in very busey store around christmas time ...and i was rushed off my feet ...had lot of people stressing at me ...one of the people who had been waiting over hour decided to leave the shop and come back with the biggest box chocolates i have ever seen .even to this day ..he smiled sweetly at me and said have lovely day ..and not to be stressed....wow i was taken aback and touched by the gesture..... he made my day so much brighter
At first when I read this thread I was having trouble remembering if such a time had happened to me, in which someone has done something for me that they weren't obligated by law to do so, but having read mysterys one it brought a time back to mind.
Same thing, working in blockbusters at 18 and having a regular customer come in and give me a bottle of drink wrapped up in a bow as a christmas gift, was really sweet, it was one of those "restoring faith in humanity" things that happens so rarely these days.
"No one can be free of the chains that surround them"