View Full Version : Banding Together!

07-19-2006, 03:07 PM
This is one of the greatest things I have ever witnessed.

One night I while I was on register the power went out. At the time, I was checking out my (now ex) boyfriend's father (we'll call him Mr. M), and he had about a $20 order. Well, because the power went out, you were pretty much SOL if you didn't have cash with you because our card machines and check machines didn't work.

And of course, Mr. M. wanted to pay with a check and only had about $3 cash on him.

I felt horrible; this man's wife died about 5 years ago and both of his sons have moved out and he has nobody and he will occasionally give his sons money when they need it. He's such a sweet man who has had to deal with so much and now he has to deal with not being able to buy his food!

Suddenly a woman behind him says "I think I have some extra money . . . hang on . . . yeah . . " and hands him $5.
"Oh, wait, I think I have some too . . . here."
"How much more do you need? Hang on . . ."
"Umm . . . here . . . this is all I have, but this should help."

Together a bunch of other customers in my line were able to help Mr. M buy his groceries! I chipped in what little I had, but my customers were SO awesome! I wish I could have done something to thank them all!

Mr. M was so grateful. I would have been too!

To all my AWESOME customers from that day: :salute::yourock:

07-19-2006, 06:04 PM
thats awesome to hear :)

07-19-2006, 08:01 PM
What a GREAT story!!!!!!!!!! We need more of those!!!!!!!

07-20-2006, 04:16 AM
Where I work, the power only went out once when I was on duty. Fortunately, we had backup power so our card machines still worked but put a limit on how much cash back a customer can get back on a debit card (we didn't have a limit back then).

Crow The Robot
07-20-2006, 12:45 PM
It's people like that who give me hope for humanity. What a bunch of AWESOME people, i should send them cookies or something.

07-20-2006, 03:27 PM
I should have bought them all candy bars or something; I was so proud!