Sunday, October 13, 2013

Paying it Forward

We went to a new grocery store that my friend, Tanya recommended.  It's called Aldi, and it is a no-frills grocery store.  You pay a quarter for a cart, but when you return it, you get your quarter back.  They need to try something like that back home, and maybe they wouldn't lose so many carts!  You also have to take your own bags or pay 10 cents for a paper bag.  

When we got out of our car, someone who was leaving offered us their cart.  We started to give them our quarter, but they wouldn't take it.  They said to give it to someone else when we were finished with it.  We forgot to take bags, so we grabbed a box from produce to put our groceries in.  Aldi doesn't have everything you need, but they have some great prices.  The way the store is set up reminds me a lot of Trader Joe's.

When we finished, we gave our cart to a young couple.  They tried to pay us also, but we refused to take her quarter.  The woman said, "Are you those people who pay for the food of the next person in line at McDonalds?"  I said, "No, I wish!"  I've always thought that would be a fun thing to do.  She said, "We saw some people do that a while back and they had name tags just like  yours."   I'm wondering if it could have been the Deckers-or maybe President Holm.  At least, some of us are leaving a good impression.  :o)

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