'Some people!' snorted a man standing some
behind me in the long line at the grocery
'You would think the manager would pay
open another line, 'said a woman. I looked
front of the line to see what the hold up
was and saw
a well dressed, young woman, trying to get
to accept her credit card. No matter how
she swiped it, the machine kept rejecting
'It's one of them welfare card things. Damn
need to get a job like everyone else,' said
standing behind me. The young woman turned
see who had made the comment. 'It was me,'
pointing to himself.
The young lady's face began to change
Almost in tears, she dropped the welfare
card onto the
counter and quickly walked out of the store.
in the checkout line watched as she began
her car. Never looking back, she got in and
Several minutes later a young man walked
store. He went up to the cashier and asked
if she had
seen the woman. After describing her, the
him that she had run out of the store, got
car, and drove away.
'Why would she do that?' asked the man.
the line looked around at the fellow who had
statement. 'I made a stupid comment about
welfare card she was using. Something I
have said. I'm sorry,' said the man.
'Well, that's bad, real bad, in fact. Her
killed in Afghanistan two years ago. He had
young children and she has taken on that
responsibility. She's twenty years old,
now has three children to support,' he said
in a very
'I'm really truly sorry. I didn't know,' he
shaking both his hands about.
The young man asked, 'Are these paid for?'
the shopping cart full of groceries. 'It
her card,' the clerk told him.
'Do you know where she lives?' asked the man
made the comment.
'Yes, she goes to our church.'
'Excuse me,' he said as he made his way to
of the line. He pulled out his wallet, took
credit card and told the cashier, 'Please
use my card.
PLEASE!' The clerk took his credit card and
ring up the young woman's groceries.
Hold on,' said the gentleman. He walked back
shopping cart and began loading his own
the belt to be included. 'Come on people. We
kids to help raise!' he told everyone in
Everyone began to place their groceries onto
moving belt. A few customers began bagging
and placing it into separate carts. 'Go back
two big turkeys,' yelled a heavyset woman,
looked at the man. 'NO,' yelled the man.
stopped dead in their tracks. The entire
quiet for several seconds. 'Four turkeys,'
man. Everyone began laughing and went back
When all was said and done, the man paid a
$1,646.57 for the groceries. He then walked
the side, pulled out his check book, and
writing a check using the bags of dog food
the front of the store for a writing
turned around and handed the check to the
'She will need a freezer and a few other
well,' he told the man.
The young man looked at the check and said,
really very generous of you.'
'No,' said the man. 'Her brother was the
Everyone in the store had been observing the
commotion and began to clap. And I drove
day feeling very American.
We live in the Land of the free, because of
Brave!!! Remember our Troops of Yesterday
A great example of why we should be kind and
Kindness is the language the blind can see
deaf can hear.
Never judge someone...until you have walked
a mile in their shoes.
Author Known To God
We must remember God is the one and only
He created us all as equals and His only
for us to love one another as He loves us.
We sure ought
to be able to honor that one request!