Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Person Behind Me .... Check!

Yesterday I was determined to knock off a few more of my January To Do list items. I was about to head out for my weekly tutoring at the library, and asked Joe if he wanted a subway. This was it! My chance to help someone out!!

I wrote a sly note that I could hand the cashier just in case there was a long line at the shop and I wouldn't have to obviously pay for the person behind me.

As luck would have it ... the store was empty! I quickly told the attendant my plan. I told her I wanted a $20 subway card to be used on the person behind me. And if there was anything else, use it on the person behind him until it was gone.

She looked at me like I was nuts!

I am, but not because of this.

She made up my sandwiches and as I go to pay, a man walks in the door. I was so excited that I got to pay for a stranger's lunch! PLUS, he only ordered a six inch, so I helped out someone behind him too.

I don't know how these people took their good news and favor, but hopefully it made their day just a bit brighter. I came home grinning from ear to ear. SO much fun!!!

4 comments:

Mandee Lue said...

I'm sure his smile would have melted your heart!!! Good job, Jen!! :)

Karen said...

Too bad I wasn't behind you in line. J/K! That is a wonderful thing to do. Way to go Jen!!! =)

Sarah Elizabeth said...

So fun! You are such a cutey...I do this for people I know, but haven't ever done it for a stranger :)

becky said...

I love reading your to-do list for January! I am curious how the bathroom thing went/is going ... hopefully well!!!

Great story - and inspiring. Think I need to try that ...