A Drive To Be Kind

, , | Hopeless | November 2, 2016

(I’m working as a cashier in a big supermarket, and this evening I am sitting at a desk at our Garden Department. A woman, who seems to be in a hurry, comes up to my till.)

Me: “Good evening.”

Customer: “Hi. I just needed a small plant, and it HAS to be a rose.”

Me: “Oh, that’s a nice rose you found yourself. ”

Customer: “Yeah, I think so. My son told me that we needed to buy a small thing, and that it HAD to be a rose. You see, my son has special needs, so when he goes to school in the morning he is picked up by a taxi. But because he has special needs he really likes when it’s the same person picking him up, so he can get comfortable with the person. Unfortunately, the woman he drove with some time ago was given new routes, so she couldn’t pick him up. But today she called us to say that she is getting her old routes back, which means that she will come tomorrow and pick up my son again. And he is so happy that he would like to give her a rose, because it’s her favourite flower.”

Me: “Wow, what a nice kid. And I’m happy that he will have the same driver again.”

Customer: “Me, too, especially because our mornings get a bit easier now.”

Me: “I’m glad to hear that. Here you go; have a nice evening.”

Customer: “Thank you, and you, too.”

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