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The kindness of strangers (piog)

Posted by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 1:14 AM
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I shall preface this by saying I live in TX. Now it does get cold in this part of TX (despite popular belief of otherwise), however it doesn't typcally get this cold. Right now it's -9F with a wind chill of -27F.

After work, I went to Walmart because I wanted to buy boots, long-johns and warmer gloves, because they were predicting a nasty snow storm for tonight. Found boots for my son, but none for me, go figure. Anyway, I finished up my shopping after a couple of hours (yeah, impending snow storm and I still take forever) and go out to my car after paying. I got the trunk open, just fine and got the car loaded. But when it came to opening the door, I couldn't press the button on my remote because my hands were so numb from the cold. I even tried taking my glove off to do it and I still couldn't. At one point, my glove even blew away (thankfully I caught it). I went back inside to wait and try to warm up a little bit before attempting again.

By this point I was in near tears and sat on a bench. At this point, two women saw me and came up to me and asked what was wrong. I explained that I was too cold to open my car door. They offered to drive me to my car (their family was pulled up to the front of the store in their SUV). They did so and helped me unlock my door.

I'm really grateful to them for their help. Can't say I run into many people like that. :)


by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 1:14 AM
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shell81
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 1:27 AM

 That is so sweet they helped you. I hope you all stay warm.

TheJerseyGirl
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 5:45 AM

Awwww...very sweet people! there is still lots of goodness inthe world!

TheJerseyGirl
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 5:46 AM

And Ive had the numb fingers myself but I'm in Nj and would never think Texas could get so cold!

AnitaVersion2.0
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 5:52 AM

That's cool.

My dad and I were at Walmart last week and ahead of my dad in the checkout line (I was waiting on the bench by the door) was a woman with twins in a stroller and a HUGE cart of groceries.  He yelled to me to come over and help and told her, "My daughter will help you out."  I was like, of course!  I bagged all her groceries (she was having trouble keeping up with the bag spinner) then pushed the cart to her car for her so she could deal with the stroller, then while she got the twins in their carseats I loaded the back of her van.  I am really glad my dad noticed her struggling and called me over.  I was more than happy to help.


AnitaVersion2.0
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 5:54 AM

And I'm not trying to brag or anything -- I just think more people should help out like that.  It was PACKED and nobody else bothered to help her.

dingysfamily
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 9:42 AM

 Isn't it fantastic to know that there is still some really great friendly, helpful & caring people in the world?  Gotta love 'em!  I'm so glad these people came to your aid.

aneela
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 2:33 PM

Aww..that was very nice of them and I am glad you got back home where it is warm :-)

mommam58122
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 3:07 PM

well that was nice of them why didnt you just put your key in the key thing on the door and turn it and open it that way?

usmclife58
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 3:24 PM

I am glad you found someone willing to help you. It makes me smile when people are kind to each other.

Number1Chef
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 3:24 PM


Quoting TheJerseyGirl:

Awwww...very sweet people! there is still lots of goodness inthe world!

there sure is

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