December 22, 2015

A Modern Christmas Story

In The Market For Some Christmas Cheer

| London, England, UK | Holidays, Theme Of The Month
(I’m a cashier in the food hall. We’ve been busy with older customers as it’s the last ‘pension day’ before Christmas. A husband and wife come and stand close to my till. The husband begins cherry picking older customers, those with ‘lonely’ looking trolleys, and directing them to my till.)
Wife: *to first customer* “Merry Christmas!”
Customer: *huge smile* “Merry Christmas!”
Wife: “I hope you won’t be offended, but my husband and I would like to pay for your shopping.”
(The customer is stunned and can only stammer a thank you. The wife helps pack the shopping and pays on her card. They stand in the store for almost two hours and must have paid for about thirty people’s shopping. They chat with everyone and even hug people who ask! Watching customers leave with big smiles on their faces made me tear up more than once. My manager came over before they left to thank them for their generosity.)
Manager: “I have to ask, why do you feel the need to do such a thing?”
Husband: “When you give money to charity, you never know where it’s going. This way we know we’re helping the people who need it most.”
(Before they left they bought a case of wine which they left behind for the employees. From everyone they helped, and from all my colleagues, I’d like to say a massive thank you!)
from: No Sale, Not Always Right

How's that for a sweet heartfelt couple!

5 comments:

Mariodacat said...

That is a beautiful message. I was the recipient of "pay it forward" at the beauty shop one day. A young woman, about 45 or so, told her hairdresser that she wanted to pay for my cut, color, and style (about $85 here currently). I had no idea this was going on until my beautician finished with me and I stopped at the desk to pay my bill. I was thoroughly surprised. I was told to pay it forward some day myself, which I have done. Merry Christmas to you.

The Whiskeratti said...

That was very sweet.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That is a sweet story. I wish there were more people like that in the world.

Deziz World said...

Dat was beautiful.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

Awww! How cool! And loving!