was played on: December 19th, 2008
in: Capitola, CA United States
I was behind a woman at Pier One who was in a hurry and buying what looked to be a present of some kind. When the total came up on the register she was about two dollars short. I heard her tell the sales woman that she didn't want the last item and to take it off the receipt. I happened to have two dollars in my pocket. It was kind of hard to do, but I took the two dollars and stepped toward her and held it out to give it to her. I felt weird doing it and even weirder when she looked at me, all irritated, and said "No thanks". I said, "Really, it's no big deal." And she looked totally confused. Then, it was like something clicked and she smiled and said, "Really? Are you sure? Why are you doing this?" I didn't know what to say so I didn't say anything and just smiled. And she reached out and took the money. She must have thanked me five or six times. It felt pretty good. I'm glad I did it. It makes me wonder why it's often so hard to accept a kind gesture...especially if it comes from a complete stranger.
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