Everybody’s done this, but it always gives me such pleasure.
Today I went to the deli to get some tomatoes, which they didn’t seem to sell. How can that be, I still don’t understand. Evidently, they took up all the tomato space with cut flowers, so I bought those instead, which changed my culinary plans dramatically.
So now I’m in line, and I’m so lost in space that I haven’t noticed that the lady in jogging clothes in front of me is counting out the change in her jacket pocket, penny by penny. “What do you need?” I smile and ask her, taking a bunch of coins out of my own pocket. (The smile was so she would think i was nice, and not just a jerk hurrying her up. Which, if you knew me, is absolutely possible.) Turned out it was $.37, and I was happy to hand it over.
Of course she thanked me profusely, commented on the beauty of my flowers, and I left with a fistful of daffodils and a grin.
Share the wealth.