Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Generosity of Complete Strangers

So this is a quick little blurb about what happened to me today. It was so nice I thought I would share with the rest of you. After I picked my son up from hourly care I decided to go to the BX/PX and Commissary to kill some time and pick up a few things. While at the PX I found a great deal on a little tikes table that B.Lee can eat and color on (it has adjustable height too which is great!) for $39! So of course I had to get it. Here is the kicker, I had B.Lee in the stroller and this was a very large box! So I tried to carry it under my arm but it kept sliding out and hitting the ground. Well you if you know me you know I don't care what people think so I decided to prop it up on my head ala native woman carrying water style. You should have seen the looks I got from people, like I was a crazy lady! Funny, no one offered to help me! As I was going out the automatic doors (thank god for those) a lady was walking in and laughed and said "you're kidding right?" LOL I said it was the only way I could carry it! So after a few more laughs and a guy saying "Hey, you're a mom" while I explained again that it was only way I could carry it I finally got it in my car. Then I decided to go to the commissary and get some snacks. On the way out I was about to stop at Starbucks when I saw the lady again with a friend and she said "So you made it ok huh?" I laughed with her and she started to tell her friend about seeing me with a giant box propped on my head while pushing my son out to the car. She then told me that they were here vacationing from Florida, she was retired military, and they had just spent 3 weeks rv'ing all over Alaska. She said they were leaving tonight and tomorrow (2 different groups) and asked me if I wanted the food they had left. I said sure as I knew if I couldn't use it then someone in my neighborhood could. I found out they were from Tampa (I am from St.Pete) and we talked about the weather and their trip. They were very kind and they gave me a ton of food. I was so shocked and spacey that I forgot to ask their names even though they asked mine. They even gave me hugs! So here is to the ladies from Tampa, I hope you make it home safely. I gave them my business card so maybe they will eventually read this. If so thank you so much for your generosity! The world needs more people like you.

1 comment:

PussDaddy said...

Usually people on military bases will stop to help. I am surprised no one did. It was nice of the people to donate the food, though.