Sunday, January 23, 2011

47 Cents

We ran out of diapers this morning. I searched the house and scraped together every last penny I could find to buy a small pack and headed to Hell Wal-mart. We normally buy the double packs, but I could only find 6 bucks, and I remembered that the small packs were just under $5. Apparently, they raised their prices. When I got to check out I was 47 cents short. This is the greatest thing ever: when it came up short, the cashier asked the next customer to wait, voided the sale and went to another register. She used her own money (she had to use a card) to pay the difference. I'm amazed at the kindness of this woman. She didn't know me, and couldn't have recognized me as I rarely go to that particular store. I know it doesn't sound like much, but the few people that I know that work at a Wal-mart pinch pennies like I do, they don't have extra. So, for this complete stranger to help me out like that was just amazing. I hope that something really wonderful happens for this lady, like she wins the lottery or something.

In other news, Mrs. Buckets, over at Buckets of Valentine's Day Ideas featured my table runner. If you're looking for Valentine's Day ideas, that is definitely a great place to look.

I hope you're having a great weekend and that you are much warmer than we are. We still have almost a foot of snow from earlier in the week and it's snowing again with an estimate of 6" over the next two days. I'm not a fan.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Your post totally made me tear up! I hope that I can be a Nice Stranger. :D

  2. God bless that Walmart employee!! I will check with Chris, you can call a 1-800 number and tell them how awesome she was...praying you are just as richly blessed, you have given our family way more than 47 cents ;o)

  3. How wonderful... it truly is the (cliche but true) random acts of kindness that can totally turn around a day and make an absolute world of difference!
    The Spangler @
    The Quick Unpick


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