Friday, July 15, 2016

Doing Unto Others

I was in line at the grocery store today and the woman ahead of me realized, as she was paying, that she didn't have enough money in her account.  Just barely.  She had to put back a loaf of bread.  I told the cashier to put it with my stuff and I would buy it.  Of course the lady was very grateful but I told her I had been where she was and all was good.  Then I tried to lighten the moment by joking that I hoped that loaf of bread didn't cost $20!  She said it was just two dollars and the cashier finished ringing her up.  Oddly enough, for some "strange" reason, the cashier told her that she in fact had extra money on her account (I think it was an EBT card).  How much?  $2!  So the woman was able to buy her own bread, thanked me again, and went on her way.  When it was my turn to pay, the cashier said that because I was patient while she worked with the woman, she was giving me a $5 credit.  Not expected, not needed, and not my intention - but I felt God was smiling on me...

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