Today is Mother’s Day – and my birthday – so in honor of those occasions (especially the latter) I thought I’d post a feel good missed connection…
65 cents at the Henry st. Walmart – w4t – 24 (Walmart, Hentry st.)
Hello to whomever reads this. This evening around 7:45pm I went to the henry st walmart to hopefully buy a can of formula for my five month old daughter. I knew going in that IF I had enough money on my debit card to buy this i’d be very lucky. I have my card set up so that it will not overaw, but take whatever is in the account and apply it to the purchase. It turned out that my card would pay for all but 65cents. I went to my car to get it.
When I came back, I found that someone behind me had paid for it. THANK YOU. Thank you from the bottom to the top of my heart. I’ll confess, I have no idea WHO you are. I don’t know if you’re a man or woman. As you no doubt heard, I am not having a good day. I’m extremely sorry if you heard me saying anything innappropriate on the phone to my mother. I’m having a god awful day.
I want to tell why my day is so horrible. Because I want you to know that I might never forget this random act of kindness, and even though this person may never see this, and I only created an account on craigslist because of this event, I appreciate this.
Today is my birthday. I am 24. I work a lot, I don’t go out, and I take care of my daughter. Lately, my boyfriend and I have been missing our bills and to be honest, I’m not sure why the electric is still on or why our phones aren’t turned off.
This week my boyfriend spent our bill money and any extra money we bad on having fun and alcohol. This was not approved by myself, you understand.
My mother asked me to go with her to my favorite restruant tonight. When I told my boyfriend, he asked if he could go. But we have no extra money (and to be honest, we have a half of a loaf of bread and some noodles in the cupboards and that’s it) and my mother didn’t have the extra cash to pay for him also. So he made it very clear that if I went, he will be angry and pissy when I came back. So I cancelled.
This was the start of my day and since then, its only gotten worse. At the moment, I’m tell him that we are through. There is of course many reasons for this, not just the ones listed here.
My father also wanted to stop over, but because of theaatmosphere in the house I had to tell him no.
I have been going without food, without sleep, and the other day during my lunch at work I had an honest to god panic attack, couldn’t stop crying, but had to go back to work anyway. Because we can’t afford to lost the 2 and a half hours more that I was scheduled. I told my boss I had a headache.
Your 65 cents was my first and only birthday present. Not that I expect presents at 24 years old, but it would have been nice to eat tonight since my mom was going to bring me out when she doesn’t even really have the money to do it.
I cried the whole way out of walmart and all the way home.
Thank you. Thank you for being so nice. I’m sorry I didn’t notice you at all. I wish I could personally thank you. This is the best I can do. I know there’s good people out there, and I know that if you work hard then you don’t have to be in these situations. Thank you for cementing my resolve to make mine and my daughters life better. That’s what your 65 cents did.
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