Stories of Kindness from Around the World

D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S Crab Meat!


--by loretta, posted Nov 9, 2007
Each week I’m at the Farmer’s Market manning a table.

Typically, I have to make sure I have cash in hand to buy my goods.  And recently, I’ve been on a smoked  salmon kick and just about each week I buy a small package of it to satisfy the palette.

Last week, just as I was going to pick up my treat, a man came up next to me and asked how much the crab meat roll was. The fellows working told him it was $4.00. He looked at me and asked,  “Have you ever had one of these from here?” My reply was, “No.” He  said they were, “D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!” I smiled at him and proceeded  
to pay for my fish. Just as the worker placed my change in my hand  the crab roll guy bumped my arm and said, “Here, this is for you!”

I looked at him with my mouth open in surprise and said, “Thank you.”   The guys at the booth laughed hysterically . I looked at them suspiciously and asked them, “Okay, what’s up with this?” They  proceeded to tell me that this man does this every week at the market. He comes to their booth, buys a crab sandwich and passes it  onto to the person next to him. 

In the short minute they told me this I looked up and wanted to speak with this crab sandwich giving man.  I never caught him, he disappeared into the stream of moving  folks at the harbor loop.

When I told this story to a friend, his smiling response was,  “Loretta, these things only happen to you.” As I sat at the market  that evening I thought about that remark. I said to myself, “No, these things don’t only happen to me.  These are the things that  inspiring folks of our area are doing everyday, but it's just that most of us are often too *busy* to hold space for them to manifest.”
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Nakamura216 wrote: This is a great story! I really hope that in the future no person will hesitate to do something nice for someone they may never see again. I love to hear of people who break barriers.
katlampi wrote: I have heard of similar things being done. For example, another member wrote that she always bought coffee for the person behind her in the Starbucks line. I think it is a really great idea, and something I plan on trying next time I have the opportunity! You make a very good point about being open to accepting kindness, instead of being so busy in the hustle and bustle of life.
mdadlaza wrote: What a pleasant surprise. Great treat.
akbj wrote: Great story, it's so refreshing to hear about happenings like that. Thank you
Nickgrand wrote: Thanks for shearing and God bless!!
Lezah wrote: Gorgeous story!
Thank you for that, let's all go home to the store tonight and do that for somebody!
Angel4eva wrote: Thats wonderful good for you that man is so kind!
bibirose wrote: Inspiring story, thank you for sharing !
HapBee wrote: What a great story! How nice that you have been touched by someone else's random kindness...and had a part in making THEM feel good!

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