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A Snow Angel
Last week, commencing 11 Feb. Midweek - Wednesday or Thursday, it started snowing heavily – in the afternoon, out of nowhere. It looked like the snow had come back to South East, London. As I got off the train, I decided to nip into a small cornershop, next to my house to get some groceries. I was worried that the snow might be heavy as it had been weeks ago and it might be difficult to get about, so I picked up more than I would normally from the store. (sort of panic buying).
I went to pay for the items. As the Cashier was calculating them, a man behind me put all his groceries right infront of me, which was odd. He should have waited for me to leave. I tutted quietly, looked at him and just looked away. The cashier told me how much I had to pay and I looked in my purse – there wasn’t enough. I could have used my Debit card but it was a corner shop and didn’t take cards or I could have gone home to get cash and return to the shop, as I lived 2 minutes away, but I couldn’t be bothered. I was cold and tired.
So, I asked him to take some things off to reduce the payment. Well,,,, the man behind me, asked how much I needed. I was surprised and told him how much, but said it was okay. He then offered to pay the difference. I remember saying “are you sure”? He said it was no problem and paid the difference.
I thanked him and said "God bless you”. He said “thanks, I actually need some prayers” and smiled. I smiled too, thanked him again and walked off.
What made me laugh inside was, minutes earlier, I was thinking "what's up with this strange guy?" and then later I was saying. “oh, thanks so much, God Bless you”.
It was a small amount, but the thought behind it, made me smile.
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