Hello to anyone who still reads this blog. I have not abandoned you all. I have just been really busy. I have no clue how those of you who have actual human children have time to blog? We still have a Momma dog and six puppies. I don’t know if I’m coming or going. To be honest, the time I could spend blogging has been spent ‘playing’ with puppies. They are such cute little bundles of fur who love to attack us when we go outside to see them. It’s a wonderful way to start the morning.
Yesterday, Mr. Bernie and I went to the grocery store after work. I really hate going to the grocery store. I truly do. I would rather call an order in and just have it delivered to the house. Mr. Bernie makes the trip even more of a joy by complaining about the prices of food these days. Telling me what the prices used to be – Like 2 or 3 years ago. Telling me how he is not going to spend $2 for one apple – or buy something else at the price they are asking – and on and on. Good times.
Right before my ears started to bleed from all his complaining, I noticed a Mom with her little girl. The only reason I noticed them was because the little girl had a whole stable of stuffed horses in the cart to play with. That amused me to no end and gave me the first smile since entering the store. The Mom picked up some weird kind of melon, it had horns or prickles, its called Kawana. She sniffed it and had her daughter sniff it and sighed. She told her daughter, “Maybe next month we can try this.”, and left the produce area. That hurt my heart as I doubt she would have money for it next month either. It was priced just a little under $5.00. I can see when you have a child how that would be an unnecessary expense and quite a luxury.
Mr. Bernie and I thought that she should have that melon, fruit, whatever the scary looking thing was. Good for her for wanting to try it. I talked to the produce man and asked him how I could buy her one and give it to her. He was game and said that I could buy it and give it to him and he would run and find her for me. How cool is that? He told me that he noticed her as well and he thinks that would be a sweet thing to surprise her. I flew up to the check out and bought this thing. Then I flew back to produce to find the produce man. He grabbed the bag and sprinted to find her before she left the store. It was like a weird fruit relay.
It was time to go wait in line with Mr. Bernie. It just so happened that the produce guy caught up with her right near us. As he was walking towards her she said, “Oh, you bought one of those fruits.” She thought he was going to have it on break or something. I didn’t hear everything he told her. I did hear something about fruit and a lady. Her eyes lit up like Christmas. She said to him, “Oh, this will really change my day!” At that point we were done and headed to the car.
We have been blessed with many surprising Random Acts of Kindness and were happy to be able to preform one for someone else.