Friday, March 4, 2016
THE SHORTEST LINE
It happens every time. You get in the shortest line at the grocery store. Stack everything from your cart on the counter. You have one lady in front of you with a few items, and the man checking out!!
But the man checking out has a problem. First he forgets something when she is in the middle of checking his groceries, so he squeezes by me and the gal in front of me and runs to find something he's forgot. He gets back with his item, and she continues to ring him up. She notices a expired date on his milk so sends him for another. He comes back with the wrong size. (I'm not kidding) Another trip to the milk section (at the back of the store) and returns with the correct size.
I notice the young lady in front of me is being very patient, but almost looks like she's going to cry. I put my hand on her shoulder, and smile with "Patient is a Virtue" but you look like you day isn't going very well". She said "I'm on my way to the hospital to pick up my mom who had gallbladder surgery yesterday, and I can't reach her to say I'm late."
While the clerk was checking her items, I had a chance to tell her I had the same surgery in 2011 and her mom is going to feel so much better now. Shared a couple of tips I found helpful after my surgery. Told her I'd pray for her mom, and she left with a smile.
Funny, last Sunday I share about choices...seeing mud or stars. I'm glad both me and the gal in front of me made the choice to see the stars.