Teenage boys...devils or little princes....a little PSA.
After a long shift at work last night, I stopped at the grocery store for a couple of quick things. There were two teenaged boys in line in front of me. Both had their ear phones in. One was screwing around with his iPod and holding a skate board. The other was trying to buy a gallon of that Arizona Iced Tea.
At first I seriously thought "There's trouble...8pm at night, 14YOs out at the grocery store, not interacting with the cashier, totally into their music and just in la la land. nice"
Well, the one kid was trying to pay. He had a debit card and when I heard the "declined" beep, I I looked up and noticed that he had no cash in his wallet, just that card.
The lady behind me sighed and mumbled something. The kid fumbled with his card and tried again. Cashier said kind of loudly, more loudly than needed "it was declined."
lady behind me mumbled and sighed some more. Kid looked mortified.
I said, "Put it on mine please."
The kid thanked me as I paid. Thanked me again as he grabbed his stuff and left.
When I got outside to the parking lot, the kids were waiting and thanked me again and asked for my address so they could send me money.
I felt so badly for judging them. Sure, they could take the danged ear buds out and play nice with the cashier. But in all honesty, they were just as polite and nice as one could hope for. *I* felt like the a-hole for thinking they'd be anything otherwise.