Saturday, August 7, 2010

Something Rare.

Deon came home late after a huge day at work last yesterday. It was 8pm, and we had just put Carter down to bed. (Oh- quick update- a visit to the doc's yesterday revealed not only a viral infection but also an ear infection, the poor little poppet. Luckily we now have lots of awesome antibiotics to hopefully kick start his way to good health!)

Anyway it was late, I hadn't started tea, and I really didn't feel like cooking anything. I decided to duck around and grab some fish and chips from up the street. However, when I got there I realised I had no cash. I inquired about eftpos. Unfortunately they didn't have it.

What would you like to order? the man behind the counter asked.

Oh, it's OK, I don't have any cash so I can't order anything. Thanks anyway! I replied, feeling a little foolish.

He smiles. 'In Cyprus, where I come from, we don't send people away without food. It's tradition. Order what you like, then just come back and pay tomorrow.'

I was floored. And, so grateful. He had never met me before. However, he still had enough faith in society to assume I would be back tomorrow. (Which I was, the very moment they opened!)

Even Deon was amazed. What lovely people. It made me smile the rest of the night.


4 comments:

  1. It's so nice to know that there are still people like that in our society! I can't count the number of times I have been in a shop and a little kid will be 5-10 cents short and the shop keepers refuse to let it go. It's good to hear some luck is going your way..I hope your adorable little lion returns to full health soon!

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  2. It's nice to know that there are people out there that still have faith in humanity....sending healthy vibes your way.

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  3. That, is fabulous!

    I want to hug him

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  4. I know, I wanted to hug him too! He was just so lovely. And, thank you so much Haley and Katy, I hope Carter starts getting better soon too.

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