I was shopping at my local supermarket.,
as I normaly have for years. One particular day, I had done
about 2 weeks worth of shopping and was headed toward the
register to pay for my groceries. After the cashier had scanned
my items and I had bagged them up, she stated that the total
I reached into my back right pocket to grab the money to pay
and noticed that there was no money in there. I started to
get nervous. I knew my pocket book was in the car and I was
sure I had put the money in my back right pocket. I look at
cashier with wet eyes and a confused look not knowing what
to do. There were people behind me on the line. She told me
to speak with the courtesy counter. I laughed and said, "Really?
It's cash, no one would hand that in!"
I said I would be right back and ran to my truck to get out
more money to pay my bill, money that was to be used to pay
another bill. I ran back inside and handed money to the cashier.
She again prompted me to ask the courtesy desk, "You
never know..." she said. I laugh and said "okay".
I decided that there was no harm in checking so I walked up
to a women behind the counter and said "I have to ask,
did anyone turn in cash by any chance?". She asked "How
much?". My face then lit up. "$200 in the form of
one hundred dollar bills." I replied. She said, "Actually,
yes, someone did!". I was so surprised! "Who? I
want to thank them." She points to a young girl about
10 years old and says, "She did."
I walked over to the mom and hugged her. She said, "It
wasn't me, it was my daugther". I said "I know,
I wanted thank you both, although she found it ... it's because
of you that I got this back." I was so happy, I was almost
The next day at work, a person in another department offered
me tickets to the circus. He handed me 5 tickets. Almost instantly
that young girl's face popped in my head. After work I went
back to the supermarket and stopped at the courtesy counter
and asked if they had any idea who that women was? She smiled
and said, "Yes, actually I do. She is a friend of mine".
Oh good, I was so happy. I asked her to do me a favor and
pass along these 5 tickets to her and say thank you from me.
She told me that the family of the little girl who found my
money don't have very much so they would really appreciate
this. She also said that they have 3 children, so five was
the prefect number of tickets! "Wow," I thought.
At first, I had I felt a little wierd bringing those tickets
to the store but I am SO glad I did!
Lesson: Never think twice about doing
someting nice for someone.