Today we took a trip to what may be my favorite store.
The one reason I wanted to move down here.
I love it.
I can't deny it any longer.
I just like it.
While we were there Ruby had to go pee- so Justin took her and Noni and I browsed the wallets.
Just for fun.
I saw this cool/unusual wallet so naturally I let Noni play with it since he was fussing a little bit.
Then I thought nothing of it.
We reunited ourselves with J and Ruby and headed to the checkout.
I ran to get another item that we had forgotten and Ruby and Justin unloaded the cart.
When I got back Justin asked me if I wanted the wallet.
I said no.
I had no intention of buying it- though I did think it was cute...
He handed it to the cashier to put aside and we proceeded with our order.
The lady behind us started talking about how we don't go shopping with husbands because they don't let us buy all the frivolous things that we want, we are more accountable when they are around, and other such things...
We nodded and smiled and went our way.
(I realised later that she must have thought Justin wasn't letting me get the wallet- which in her eyes I really wanted and she felt bad for me... not the case by the way...)
Anyway we are getting into our van- I was thinking about the wallet (because as it turns out I was having second thoughts about saying I didn't want it...)- and there she was- handing me the wallet.
She didn't say anything- just that someone had done it for her before.
I was astounded.
I don't think I thanked her sufficiently.
I was too shocked.
What a nice and kind thing to do.
So not I own a new wallet/clutch and I am reminded of service and kindness (and the movie Paying it Forward) every time I see it.
So to the woman who bought me my new wallet.
What a wonderful thing to do for a stranger.