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Tue May 4, 2021, 06:48 AM

Anyone up for a nice story?

I need to share this because of the story about FL woman throwing a Whopper at a Burger King employee.

Yesterday, we did our grocery shop, which included a trip to Aldi. There, you need to give them a quarter to get a carriage, and when you return the carriage you get your quarter back.

We (my guy and I) arrived at the carriage station at the same time as a lovely white-haired woman. We paused to let her go first, but she indicated that we should go because she needed to dig out her quarter.

We went in, Al put his quarter in and retrieved a carriage, and walked it over to her. "This is for you," he said, and then he turned back to the carriages to get us one.

You should have seen the look on her face. It was like we made her day.

And that made my day.

Al told me later that it made his day to see her smile like she did.


25 cents and an act of kindness... and 3 people had a "feel good" day. It goes to show you... it doesn't take much.

And if you can't be kind, at the very least, don't be mean.

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Reply Anyone up for a nice story? (Original post)
MissMillie May 4 OP
wendyb-NC May 4 #1
SheilaAnn May 4 #2
Maeve May 4 #3
archiemo May 4 #4
Raven May 4 #5
True Blue American May 4 #6
DemUnleashed May 4 #7
Luciferous May 4 #8
MissMillie May 4 #9
Luciferous May 4 #12
smirkymonkey May 4 #10
samnsara May 4 #11
RegularJam May 4 #13
Roy Rolling May 4 #14
CaptainTruth May 4 #15
niyad May 4 #17
lagomorph777 May 4 #16
niyad May 4 #18
mgardener May 4 #19
Ms. Toad May 4 #20
MLAA May 4 #21
malaise May 4 #22
Irish_Dem May 4 #23
beaglelover May 4 #24
MissMillie May 4 #26
beaglelover May 4 #29
Demovictory9 May 4 #25
bdamomma May 4 #27
msfiddlestix May 4 #28

Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 06:55 AM

1. Very cool anecdote

You made me smile a I read. Thank you,MissMillie, have a wonderful day.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:07 AM

2. And you have made my day, thank you MissMillie. n/t

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:08 AM

3. It takes so little to make things better

Thank you for the reminder

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:11 AM

4. I am always up for a nice story! Thanks for sharing. n/t

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:15 AM

5. Hold on to that guy! He's a keeper.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:25 AM

6. I am going to Aldi's today

For quite some time now I have handed my basket off to a person walking up. They start to hand me a quarter, I say,” Pass it along!” Smiles, God bless you and thanks are the answers I get.

Just a small gesture can change a persons whole day.

Thanks for passing that along.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:39 AM

7. What...

What a sweet story!

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:43 AM

8. Last week when I was doing my shopping there was an elderly woman in the aisle

looking around like she needed help so I asked her if I could help her. Turns out she needed something from the top shelf that she couldn't reach. I'm pretty short but managed to get it for her and she was so grateful. You're right, sometimes little things can make the rest of your day pretty good.

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Response to Luciferous (Reply #8)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:47 AM

9. I'm short, and often have to ask for assistance when it comes to items on the top shelf.

It's nice to get the help.

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Response to MissMillie (Reply #9)

Tue May 4, 2021, 08:37 AM

12. Me too, so it was nice to be the one helping someone else for a change. My kids thought

it was funny that I got to be the tall one 🙂

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:47 AM

10. What a nice story!

Especially in the midst of all this awfulness and hatred we keep hearing about coming from the MAGAts. We need much more of this!

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 08:11 AM

11. i first shopped aldis during a visit to tenn and i just gave my cart away to the first

..shopper i saw...

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 08:43 AM

13. So often it just takes a simply act.

Not a herculean effort.

Great story. It can so often be the simple things.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 08:54 AM

14. My Business Slogan

“It doesn’t cost anything to be nice, but it’s very expensive to be an a**hole”.

It’s worked for me.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 08:58 AM

15. Very nice! And I like the term "carriage," where does it come from?

I've lived coast to coast in the US & travelled a lot of the world & I don't recall hearing that term used for a shopping cart.

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #15)

Tue May 4, 2021, 09:16 AM

17. One friend, a transplanted New Yorker, calls them "wagons".

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 09:13 AM

16. Very nice!

That nonsense with the quarters is why I don't shop there. Too many other options nearby.

I'm curious - what part of the country calls them "carriages?" I have always called them "carts," and I've also heard "basket," but never "carriage."

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 09:19 AM

18. Thank you for this lovely moment, MissMillie. Even the simplest acts of kindness and

thoughtfulness can mean the world to someone. Have a truly wonderful day.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 09:29 AM

19. We have an Aldi's near us

It is a common occurrence here for people to give you a cart, decline a quarter for it and say " pass it on ".
It always makes me smile.

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Response to mgardener (Reply #19)

Tue May 4, 2021, 10:25 AM

20. Same here. It seems to be an ALDI's thing. N/t.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 10:31 AM

21. You gotta a good one there! Great story to start my day.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 10:33 AM

22. Very nice

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:32 PM

23. I wonder if the ultra rich could even fathom the point of your story?

They would probably be totally perplexed why a quarter could make someone happy.

They miss the whole richness and goodness of life, the joy in every day events.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:50 PM

24. Just curious, why do they charge for a grocery cart? I've only encountered that in Aruba.

Never in the USA. Do they do it to prevent people from stealing the carts?

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Response to beaglelover (Reply #24)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:54 PM

26. It's not really a charge

You get your money back when you bring the cart back.

It's a what the store does to avoid having to hire people to collect carts in the parking lot.

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Response to MissMillie (Reply #26)

Tue May 4, 2021, 09:18 PM

29. Ah that makes sense. Thanks.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:54 PM

25. nice! i've don't carry much change. haven't been able to get basket at Aldi because of lack of

quarter

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:56 PM

27. being nice

has been missing for a while, glad it's back. One little selfless deed made someone smile.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:57 PM

28. Good story Miss Millie

These are the thoughts that matter.

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