One thing that drives me crazy is seeing people look down on others. Like last week, I saw a customer service rep at the DMV take delight in sending a guy to the back of the line. What was the guy's crime? He didn't fill out a complicated form quite correctly. And to make it worse, it only would've only taken a second for the DMV person to help the him. Thankfully, though, there are some kind souls out there who are willing to stand up for people who are either down on their luck just need a little extra help. So to honor these heroes, I thought I'd share the story below.
“After paying for my groceries today, I was preparing to walk away when I saw the cashier rolling her eyes and sucking her teeth at a young lady and young man who were putting up their groceries. They obviously didn’t have a lot of money, and I had a really strong feeling that I was supposed to stay close to these youngsters. Well, I stayed and watched as the cashier slammed through their things. The final total was $123.40.
The young girl looked nervous but scanned her food stamp card and again the cashier rolled her eyes and smirked when it came back that the balance on the card was only $95.30. She took great pleasure in repeating this, so I stepped up and said ‘First of all, you need to lower your voice, And second, I’m gonna help them out and don’t you roll your eyes at me. I’m not a young girl.’
She didn’t say a word. I took out my coupons and stood there and very slowly went through all three of my coupon carriers, after finding what I could for these young people. I handed them to the cashier. Then, I gave her my E-card so they got double the coupons, which really seemed to piss the cashier off. The young lady and young man were so excited because they not only had enough—the $123.40 went down to $68.22. It’s been a very long time since I’ve had young people jumping on me so happy and excited.
After they packed up and we were walking away, I looked at the cashier and said, ‘Why?’ She looked like she was gonna cry, but said nothing!
What does it take to change the very essence of ignorance? Why is it easier for some to hate or belittle than to love and encourage? What did it cost me to help these young people? NOTHING! Just some coupons that I can just print up more of.”
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