Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Random Act of Kindness

I desperately needed to go to the grocery store today. We were in need of some essentials like bananas (I am surprised R hasn't morphed into one of these yet), milk, tissue with lotion for my very sore nose, etc... I usually do all of my shopping at Target, but my Mom convinced me to go to Tom Thumb yesterday. She had told me they have these family size Lean Cuisine dinners, but there not Lean Cuisine..they are a Safeway Brand and therefore much cheaper then Lean Cuisine! Score...Easy, Healthy and relatively inexpensive! All things dear to my heart right now! I also found in that same Brand ( I believe it is Eating Right) some canned whole wheat ravioli. I decided to pick up a few cans and see if Ryder would have anything to do with it...and he LOVED it! Super Score, because he has become a Very Picky Eater! I usually avoid Tom Thumb because I have in my head that it is more expensive then Target or Kroger, but by looking for the Red Tags, I spent about the same or maybe a little less.

OK, on to the point of the Blog Title. By the time we finished at the store, it was lunchtime and I was really wanting me some ChickaFlicka aka Chick-fil-a. Ryder won't eat Chick-fil-a no matter how many times I try, so I had already decided to just get myself the Chargrilled Fruit Salad that I so dearly love and go home to fix his lunch. I pull into the parking lot and the drive-thru line is wrapped around the building. So we sit...I wanted this salad really bad and we sit some more. I order and when I get up to the window I hold out my money for the lady. She says, "No Ma'am I don't need your money, the Car in front of you paid for your meal, too". I was confused and said, "On purpose?". She said, "Yes". Wow. So, I told her I would pay for the Car behind me. She said, "No, you don't want to do that, they have a huge order.". So now, I am looking for a way to randomly make someone's day and pay forward the good deed that was bestowed on me! Just puts a smile on your face!


outlaw jones family said...

That's a good one, on Saturday I left my wallet in the cart at Target (under the seat flap I guess) I didn't realize it, and a few hours later my doorbell rang (it never rings) I look out the peep hole and there is lady in hair curlers holding my wallet. She drove it all the way to my house after not being able to reach us by phone. That was kindness!
ps- I publish my last entry without finishing it! Lest you think I was crazy and ran out of thoughts, I just ran out of time.

Mary said...

Oh that IS really cool. Never happened to me but I can imagine it feels great to have that happen after a long wait :)

Misty Rice-Baniewicz said...

Now thats a cool story. Our church did this huge thing giving out money to EVERY person in our church to go out and do an act of kindness to someone else. Mark every day for a week paid for the car behind him i the toll.

I love it.

Anonymous said...

That's awesome! I really hope you are feeling better! How long until we find out whether your having a he or a she?