Saturday, October 5, 2013

Paying It Forward

Posted on Sat, Oct 5, 2013 at 8:24 AM

I just want to say thank you to the man behind me in line at Safeway on
29th Ave. You and I were both waiting behind the old lady getting $200
worth of groceries at 11:00 PM and using half a dozen coupons to do so.
Finally it was my turn to be rung up; $24.97 was my total. I paid with me
new debit card which I was positive had the funds to cover the cost.
Unfortunately my card was somehow declined. I got prepared to take my
groceries back to the isles I found them when the man behind me in line
with peppery dark hair and a suit that looks like it's worth more than my
car gave the cashier $30 to pay for my groceries. My first instinct was to
decline his offer and to be honest I was offended, I didn't need his
handout. But when I told him, "you don't have to do that" he looked at me
and said with a smile "yes I do, pay it forward". At that moment I realized
this man knew he has more money that he knows what to do with and he was
just trying to "pay it forward". Thank you so much peppery hair man at
Safeway, I will surely be paying it forward.


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