So….let me set the scene for you.
I’m in Linens N Things….scouting out a little home decor (we’ve only been in our house for 18 months…figure it is time for me to get on the ball).
I’m singing along to the music overhead as I approach the end of an aisle. What do I see at the end of the aisle? A fabulous woman in her 50’s shaking her booty…singing and dancing to the music. She’s playing it up for a few friends and turns three shades of red when she realizes I’ve caught her. We share a quick laugh. When she is in line behind me a few minutes later, she jokes that she is following me b/c she heard I was going to pay for her items. I honestly wish I could have…and I told her so. I said, “wouldn’t that be fun? To just take care of someone’s bill for them?”
She responded…”yes, it is fun…I’ve done it. A few weeks ago, my family and I were at a local restaurant and noticed a serviceman in uniform and his family eating at a nearby table. I know how little they make, I’ve had three kids in the military…and if it wasn’t for them, we couldn’t be free. So, we told our waiter we wanted to take care of their bill. We stopped by their table to tell them how beautiful and well behaved their children were….and then we hid close by to hear their reaction when the waiter told them their meal was free. It was the best feeling.”
I was actually JEALOUS as she was telling the story. I got goosebumps. I can’t wait to do it.
Happy, Generous, Giving, ExtraordinaryMommy in Linens N Things…..I think you are the BEST! Thank you for making my day!