Saturday, 11 December 2010
The Little Things
Yesterday, I was coming home around 9.00 in the evening, and I stopped at a petrol station. I was tired and thirsty, so I decided to get a fountain drink as a little treat. (Fountain drinks taste so much better than their bottled equivalents!) So I went in the shop and got my drink, then went to the counter to pay, and the guy behind the til said, "Is that it for you?" I said, "Yes." He said, "Well then, how about, on the house tonight?" I looked up (I'd been digging through my bag to find my purse) and I could feel my face light up! I said, "Well, that's very kind of you! Thank you! Merry Christmas!" and left the shop. But my grin lasted for HOURS! Completely disproportionate to the small kindness offered. I know that soda pop is just about the cheapest stuff on the planet, and they make an enormously ridiculous profit on them, but . . . that didn't matter. It had made my day to get that drink free.