Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Yesterday Jim and I ran out and did some errands, among them picking up some things for Christmas gifts. We stopped at a bookstore where I went absolutely crazy, and pointed out about a gazillion things I would like for Christmas. Then I told Jim that I would wait in the car. It's either this way OR purchasing the gifts myself (which I have also done this year and in years past). I DO make him wrap them, though.
Our next stop was an electronics store. We needed a few things, only one of which was a gift. The other items, like ink for our printer, were things for our office. The bill was going to be over $100.00.
There were two cashiers open and no one in line. Imagine that.
One young man stepped forward and said, "I can help you here."
We walked over and put our items on the counter.
I wasn't watching when he scanned each item; I was busy digging out my money.
He said, "That will be ....$62.35".
"What?" I looked up at him, looked over at Jim, then looked down at the items. Something was definitely wrong. I said just that.
"No, something is wrong here. You must be missing an item. Do you have all four items here?"
"Yes," he said, pulling the receipt up and checking. "Everything is on sale."
"Really?" I squealed. "Oh, that's great!"
He said, "Thank you for being so honest. Most people wouldn't have said anything."
I was so excited I don't remember exactly what I said next, but I do remember thanking the Lord. We all laughed and Jim and I practically skipped out of the store.
I was still in disbelief and I took out the receipt and studied it as we walked to the car.
And that's when I saw it.
The young man had given us his employee discount!
He saved us over $60!
Jim asked, "Are you sure?"
"Yes! Each item has the price, then it shows the employee discount amount, then the final amount."
We looked at each other in wonderment.
Could this be a mistake? Or just a random act of kindness?
We both laughed and Jim said, "Hurry up and get in the car!"
We jumped in the car and yelled, "Start the car! Start the car!"
Have you ever seen this commercial?
May a Christmas elf come your way, too!