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Do a good deed….but is it safe???

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I was on my weekly grocery trip to the giant town 10 miles from me.  I had finished up and at the time I was the only person in the store.  The checker got about 1/2 way through my basket when a young man, really gritty looking, obviously a working class man who had put in a rough day (Well, not a rough day; it was only noon, so a rough 1/2 day.) came rushing up to the check out.  He was behind me, and there was no one else checking.  He had a big, cold beer in his hand, and it looked like it might be his lunch or a side dish to go with his lunch.  He was in a hurry.  I watched him for a few seconds, then told the cashier to scan his been on my ticket so he could go on.  She acted like I had not said anything – maybe she didn’t hear me or maybe she was just thinking how to accomplish that task.  After a few more seconds, I became insistent and said, “Really, just put it on my ticket.  He looks like he’s ready for a cold one, and I would be happy to buy him a beer.”  The checker told me to scan my driver’s license to verify my age, so I did.  The young man thanked me several times and went on out the door.

After arriving at home, I was going over my grocery bill with my husband when I came upon the “gift” purchase.  The more I talked about it, the more I realized that I had never even stopped to consider whether he was 21 or not.  Surely, he was.  I haven’t been arrested yet, so if he wasn’t it looks like I have made it, and he did have his license out ready to scan it.  How ridiculous that a person should be concerned about a good deed.

I hope it made his day. It certainly made mine.

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One thought on “Do a good deed….but is it safe???

  1. Rosamond on said:

    Its something i wouldn’t have thought of either if initially the person did not look that young but i suppose the woman at the till has strict rules to follow or could end up losing her job.
    It was very kind of you and i am sure it is an act that the young man will remember and what goes around comes around as they say 🙂

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