So I was at Smith's this evening. I had to pick up some stuff for a road trip I'm leaving on tomorrow (which will be my topic for next week's post). While I was there, I picked up some classic Starburst from the checkout lane. A simple task, but still out of the ordinary. As I was leaving the store, I was observing everyone around me. Who should I give it to? Who needs this? Is that kid even old enough for this candy? I left the store still holding my recently purchased Starburst. As I walked towards my car, I noticed a teenage employee collecting carts. It's a dark Wednesday night and she has to work. No fun. I approached this girl. She was a little unsure why I would need to talk to her, but she stopped walking either way. I explained how I have an assignment for school to buy something for a stranger. So I handed over the pack of Starburst and wished her a good night.
I have no idea if that small act even had an affect on her, but I enjoyed doing it. I guess I should try to do things like that more often.