Went to the grocery store today to buy a couple of things for dinner. I got in line in the ten items or less line feeling good that my purchase was less than ten items and bruised that that I only had 20 dollars to spend. January is a tough time for our farm and our bank account!
There was a woman in front of me that I noticed had two frozen pot pies, a loaf of bread, and envelope and a newspaper. She was waiting for her daughter to come back into line that she had sent for something else. The ten or less line is always very urgent and I actually enjoy going through it, because some people are so weird about fast, and I like to make comments that screw around with their heads. Her daughter came back with a gallon of non fat milk and she was looking at it like it was a twelve pack of coke to one of my kids. The clerk rang it up and she was two dollars short. I could feel her fear and her pain as she paid her cash, (like 15 dollars and then told the clerk to put the 2 dollars on her ATM, I know she was sweating whether it would go through or not. I know that she knew how much a gallon of milk meant to her daughter at that point. It worked for her, but I tell ya I was ready to give her my 20 and walk out of the store with nothing. I actually regret I did not give her one of our cards. And hope that I see her again sometime.