Day 22: Give someone your place in line in a shop or in traffic.
ROFL. Sometimes I wonder about just who is organizing my life. Today was the day in my scheduled I had planned to do ALL the shopping for the 3 days of events I have this weekend.
Originally I was hoping for two or three stores max but then we went to a terrarium building party on Wednesday and my son wanted some under water animals to live in his terrarium. (Fake ones.)
By the time the lists were made, we needed to go to FIVE stores today. FIVE.
I talked the kiddo into leaving the house by 815 and we were already home, food put away, lunch being consumed as I typed this post at 11AM.
I drove calmly.
I let someone go ahead of me in the first store in line.
I bagged my own groceries in the second store, freeing a bagger to help the elderly couple in the line next to me.
I reminded the clerk who was ringing up people and answering customer phone calls what she needed to write down on the slip when she got distracted from over multi-tasking.
Nothing of note happened in the fourth store. It wasn’t crowded at all. LOL
The fifth stop was Costco. I didn’t hurt anyone. Does that count? LOL. I did tell the cart unloading helper guy that I could manage and to go help someone who needed it. I was getting a little cranky by then. LOL. And then the number of people who just had to speed down the parking lot aisle as I was backing out or who tried to walk behind me as I was backing out was astounding. I think it took more minutes to get out of my parking spot than I spent waiting in line to check out.
I have to say there were many laughs with people who clearly shared my “rushing does not improve the season” attitude. The kiddo was super helpful, for an eight year old. I anticipated the trip would be much worse. Now I can go have a nap to help with this cold I am fighting off. LOL.
If you don’t know what I am talking about with the whole Kindness Challenge, you can find the calendar here. All normal posts will resume in January. Enjoy the time off. Enjoy the kindness. Practice a little yourself.
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