Friday, September 28, 2012
I Didn't Mean It Nice
The woman in front of me glanced around and noticed my one wooden bowl with the dollar in the bowl sitting on the counter. Finally the first woman pushed her cart full of mugs out of the store and the woman in front of me pushed her cart full of clothes piled up high to the register. At that point I stepped out of my norm and decided to ask the woman in front of me if she minded if I went before her because I only had one item. She turned and looked at me and said "I don't have that much in my cart". I glanced at her cart and said OK. Right then another clerk came up to the counter and asked if I had exact change. I said I didn't know what the tax on one dollar would be. She said six cents. I didn't have exact change but I had a quarter and a penny. I gave her the dollar and a quarter and a penny and told her to keep the change. She said you don't have to do that. I said consider it a donation or a tip. I walked out the store and as I left I told the woman in front of me to have a nice day. I didn't say it mean, but I didn't mean it nice. I feel bad about that. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.