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Crackhouseceilidhband asks: Has anyone ever been nice to you, out of the blue, for no reason? Have you ever helped an old lady across the road, even if she didn't want to? Make me believe that the world is a better place than the media and experience suggest

(, Thu 9 Feb 2012, 13:03)
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Sainsbury's 6pm on a week night, some years ago
I'd just paid for my shopping and was packing it into bags. In the meantime a very old man, frail, thin and shaky was unloading his meagre purchases onto the conveyor belt very slowly. One tomato, 2 slices of ham, 1 roll, a tin of peas, that kind of thing.

This yuppie bitch was behind him tutting and huffing because he was taking so long.

I stood there glaring at her while she pulled an impatient face and when the shopping was rung up and the man was fumbling in his skinny, almost empty wallet, sorting out his coins, I paid the bill and fled (because I thought he's probably a very proud man and wouldn't accept it).

It came to just over a fiver. That's all.

Thing is, this woman, who was obviously very well-to-do, could have assisted.

I know this QOTW is going to be very fluffy (yay!) and sorry to put a bit of a "there's nasty people out there too" post in.

Random acts of kindness make the world a much better place and the warm glow both the giver and receiver get can made their days.

I can be quite evangelical sbout this!
(, Thu 9 Feb 2012, 13:53, 3 replies)
Shut up, hippy.

(, Thu 9 Feb 2012, 13:59, closed)
You need a good smack in the gob
*rolls up sleeves*
(, Thu 9 Feb 2012, 21:17, closed)

(, Fri 10 Feb 2012, 10:10, closed)

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