Half-Priced Toy, Full-Priced Joy
--by Swift, posted Feb 4, 2008
After noticing a few very good deals at Toys R' Us in our local paper, I decided that I would go and pick up a few specific toys so that I would have them on hand for gift giving occasions.
Very specifically, there is a "Home Depot" toolkit that was half-off for $10. Not thinking anything of it, I had planned to go pick up two of them.
After browsing the store for a bit, I found the section and found the items I was looking for. Oddly, there were just two left on the rack. "Just enough," I thought.
As I grabbed both and started my way to the cashier, I noticed that a father and his son were watching me as I passed by them. The little boy was clearly disappointed and couldn't take his eyes off the toolkit that I was walking away with.
Without being prompted, the father mentioned for me not to worry about it and that he would ask if there were any more. But I had no reason to need two of them other than just to have them available, so I handed the little boy one of the toolkits I was carrying.
Happily, I watched as the little boy and his father went through the checkout with just that item. The father let the little boy pay. The little guy pulled out a small wallet and gave the cashier a $10 bill. I can only imagine that he had saved this money up somehow himself and was at the store to buy this particular item.