Thursday, May 25, 2006

Random Acts of Kindness

When you carry out acts of kindness you get a wonderful feeling inside. It is as though something inside your body responds and says, yes, this is how I ought to feel. ~ Harold Kushner

I headed to Quizno's today post gym workout craving a very nice grilled turkey sandwich. My friend ordered some Veggie thing and then we got to the cash register. It was then I realised that my wallet wasn't in my purse like I thought. My friend had only 5 bucks in cash on her and the tab was close to $20.00. Yikes.

The guy at the cash register knows us, we are regulars and he offered for us to eat our meal and then come back to pay later. Wow that's really nice of him. I promised to zoom home to get my wallet and be back once we were done and he was cool with that.

Crisis over, my friend and I headed over to the tables and started enjoying our meal. Then the sales guy comes over to us. "You don't have to worry about coming back, you just got a free meal. The guy behind you just paid for your meal," he told us with a smile.

No way! I was incredulous and hopped out of my chair to head over to the man and thank him but he had already disappeared into his car and was pulling away. I'm still flabbergasted that nice people exist around every corner. He wasn't even expecting a thank you or nothing, just casually dealt with the bill of a stranger and disappeared.

I know some skeptics among you might think that he was trying to hit on us or something---but trust me, even I know that post-gym is not when I'm looking my cute best. I never even saw him, he was behind us in line and we were too busy talking to even flash him a smile originally. I doubt he even saw my face. He was just helping out a fellow human in trouble.

So thank you Mr. Whoever you are and I hope that karma deals you a lovely hand in return.

Now I just have to pay it forward.

7 comments:

Sam said...

Very cool story. I thought I'd drop by to catch up and tell you that I finally got off my ass (well I'm still on my ass) and linked you on my frequent visitor list! I hope you don't mind.

Chantel said...

That's just nice. There aren't many people like that anymore.

minijonb said...

Awesome story. I bet that sandwich was karmalicious =:-)

Poetic Justice said...

You can pay it forward to me, I am desperately needing something...CASH!

Dustin said...

your welcome

...you owe me now though :)

Maritza said...

Same thing happened once to me! I have paid it forward, as you said. Nice blog!

Belle said...

wow. i have to tell you that i have been reading through your old posts, and I LOVE your blog. Hope you are doing great health wise, and that your b.friend still makes you happy. Great blog...