I have to share an incredible story with all of you! If you follow me on Instagram, you got a sneak peek into this story yesterday. Now I want to share the details with everyone.
Yesterday afternoon I took a trip here
This is every teachers favorite place to hang out during the summer, right? I don't have a Hobby Lobby near me so this is the next best place from what I understand. My creative juices were flowing. I selectively loaded up my cart with several things I "needed" and got into line to check out.
As I was standing in line, two young men in front of me started talking to me.
Two Guys: Did you just have your eyebrows waxed?
Me: Why, are they still red?
Two Guys: Yep.
Lovely. Just my luck, right? They continue talking to me as I am looking in the dollar bins for any last minute "goodies" I may have missed. They asked what I was buying. They wanted to know what I was making with all the things in my cart. Here is a glimpse of what they saw:
One guy thought the white square was an art canvas. I explained that it was a magnetic white board. He wanted to know if I was making a "chores" list for my kids at home. I said, "No, I am making a chores list for ME at school." Then the conversation went into me being a teacher, what grade I taught etc. AND if I knew where the nearest COIN car wash was. R-A-N-D-O-M...
Now the good part... (are you still with me?)
A lady, three people behind me, in line says, "Excuse me, did you say you were a teacher?"
Lady: Then I want to pay for everything in your cart for you.
Me: Really? No, that is not necessary. That is very kind, but not necessary.
Lady: No really, I am not kidding. I am paying for your items. Teachers spend so much of their own money in their classrooms. I want to do this.
W-H-A-T?!?! Who does that these days? Who does that E-V-E-R for that matter? We chatted briefly in line. She gave me a 40% off coupon. I gave her my teacher discount. The cashier rang me up. She paid for the WHOLE thing!! Simply mind blowing!!!
It is experiences like these that make me realize how kind and generous people can be. I am forever grateful to this lady for her random act of kindness.
P.S. I can't wait to show you what I am making with all my items during Monday Made It this week- Stay tuned!
One last thing... As many of you know Google Reader will no longer exist as of July 1st! I made the switch to Bloglovin" and hope you will too. I wouldn't want any of you to miss reading my random thoughts and crazy teaching adventures. Tori at Tori's Teaching Tips has a great blog post with step by step directions on how to create an account and make the switch to Bloglovin'. It really is a simple process and does not take much time at all. Make sure to join in all the fun!