Wednesday night I went to the grocery store to get some things for dinner. Usually the grocery store is not my favorite, but I didn't need to pick up that many things, so it wasn't too bad. I was all loaded up in my car and driving through the parking lot to head home, when I see the cashier lady I had with a bag in her hands, waving to me. Turns out the ground beef I bought got left on the checkout counter! She told me she figured it was for my dinner (which is was) and that she thought she would try to catch me. Seriously, so nice of her to do that - saved me from having to run out again and probably the bad mood it would have put me in when I got home and realized that I did not have ground beef.
Another random act of kindness happened the following morning at work. A little back story to set the mood - I have my work email on my phone and usually in the mornings when I get up, I just take a quick look at things. Thursday morning, I did not. I was heading to work and got stuck at a stop light so I pulled out my phone and caught an email where all I could read is that the presentations that were supposed to be delivered and used for meetings that morning where not there. Insert some major freaking out. I got to work and I had decided to bring in a gift basket that morning for our United Way Silent Auction. Apparently the basket, my book bag, purse and lunch bag were too much for the doors at work to handle, because I got rejected 2 times and spit back out by the revolving doors. I was freaking out because of the presentations and then I couldn't even get into work! Luckily a person I used to work with was coming up to the door after my second rejection - she carried my purse and lunch bag for me and we both were able to get through the doors A-Okay. I guess I should be glad about the safety measures taken at work, but it was just not my morning. The main point here is that the lady was so nice, she didn't have to offer to help, she could have just let me call up to security or figure it out myself, but she lended a hand and made my morning just a bit better. And side note - the presentations were found and delivered, even though they were a tiny bit late. Lesson learned - always check my email first thing in the morning and follow up when sending those types of items.
I help out with the United Way campaign at my company, specifically the online silent auction. The past few years we have done a group challenge where the different department get together and make up baskets to be auctioned off. It's really fun to see what they come up with and I feel like this year people have really stepped up their game. I was a little worried participation would be down this year because I hadn't really heard from anyone that they were putting together baskets, but Thursday (the day they were due), I received some really good ones, more than I had thought! The auction starts next week and I am so excited for it to get underway and raise some money!
Water! Tuesday I came home to a boil order. This was my first boil order experience, and I am so glad that it was as short as it was. There was a power outage in a local plant and the boil order was just precautionary. I did end up having to boil some water and brush my teeth with a bottle of water, so that was an experience. Luckily the next afternoon we got the all clear and it was back to normal. It's amazing how much you appreciate things like that once they are gone!
I finally got to see the mid series finale of Pretty Little Liars - holy cow, what happened there? I am so sad that the next part of the season is the last season, but I am super excited to finally have answers on what the heck is going on!
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Linking up with Andrea, April, Katie and Amanda.