Thank You, Kind Stranger!
--by guetv, posted Jan 12, 2021
I only drink herbal teas as caffeine disagrees with me. So, juggling with my purse and the hot tea I'd just purchased, I lifted up the sample box behind the display to check the ingredients in the baklava tea. Unfortunately, I failed to notice that the box itself was open. One by one, as I lamely attempted to right the problem, each and every item inside the box fell onto the display and floor.
This isn't unusual in itself: I tend to spread chaos wherever I go, a part of my nature I find in turn sad, amusing, and exasperating. Most of the time, these incidents tend to make people scatter away from me, as though they feared being somehow implicated in my clumsiness but today, a lady very, very kindly picked up each item as it fell out of the box and stocked them. Then she handed them to me with a kind smile and I slipped them back inside the box.
Her smile spread to my heart and, for once, I did not berate myself for my clumsiness. Thank you, kind stranger!