Windfall Woman

Life and times of an older Brittany Murphy look-a-like still working as a sales executive after experiencing a life changing windfall a year or so ago

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Thursday, February 09, 2006

A Coke and a Smile



Thirsty? This picture makes ME thirsty. Last night I realized at the LAST moment that I had to volunteer at the ballet last night! It was crazy. I hate being late. HATE IT. Anyhow, I went rushing in and everyone was just lovely. It was fine. I finally slipped up right at the end of intermission to get a drink. I was standing there waiting, and a lady said, "What can I get for $1?" "Nothing," says the concession guy. "Not even a soda?" she said. He shook his head no. Her friend had gotten something. I got my coke and saw a perfect windfall moment. I handed her a couple of dollars (no one could see me) and said, "Go get a drink." She looked a little stunned and said, "God bless you." I told her, "I would hope someone would do the same for me." And I would hope so. It doesn't take millions of dollars to help. Sometimes just a coca-cola will do it.

17 Comments:

Blogger David said...

A small blessing to her will be returned to you a thousand times over when you least expect it.

8:33 AM  
Blogger Grey Biker said...

It is a shame a dollar won't buy a coke. One of my favorites too.

9:04 AM  
Blogger Phoe said...

you're kidding me.. a coke costs more than a dollar????

I can get an entire bottle here for 80 cents :|

THat was an awfully sweet gesture though. And I'm sure someone'll do the same for you =)

9:39 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

"I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony. I'd like to buy the world a coke and keep it company."

Yesterday, I actually went over to my best friend's house next door and "bummed" a coke from her.

I had to have my fix and didn't want to run to the store. Some people borrow sugar, I borrow cokes. She does the same from me.

Really nice of you to buy (a small part of) the world a coke.

10:05 AM  
Blogger Cornbread said...

What goes around comes around. Sometimes it's the little things that mean the most. Good on ya windfall! Hugs!

10:47 AM  
Blogger Stacy Dawn said...

You're such a sweetheart. I don't think enough people realize that it's not always the big things that make a heart thankful but a smile, a little attention, and a helping hand every once in a while.

10:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good and bad about the coke thingy. Good - really very very good that you helped that person get the drink. Boy, you got a lot of credits in your account for that one. The bad thing is the glass of coke is not full. When I was young at the corner drugstore the cokes were always real full - not so full that they ran over and made the floor sticky but full enough that you kind of bent over and took a sip out of it before you walked to your table or if on a stool at the counter - before you raised it all the way to your mouth. You're a mighty fine person WFW. Old Baldy

11:28 AM  
Blogger David said...

thats cool.

11:42 AM  
Blogger ajhsdgjahs said...

Someone did that for me one time when I had run out of gas and I really didn't want to call my dad. I never forgot it.

A few years ago, I was able to return the kindness to another young person who had also run out of gas and was crying because she did not want to have to call her mom. It felt great, and I know that one day, she will do the same for someone else.

You are so right about the little windfalls...sometimes they speak much louder!

1:13 PM  
Blogger kenju said...

You are a blessing.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Zen Wizard said...

That was a great random act of kindness.

4:17 PM  
Blogger ardi k said...

sometimes i go for days without visiting
but i return to the light of your kindness
--an anchor in human-being
bless you, wfw

10:56 PM  
Anonymous Snake (a Cambridge kind of guy) said...

Ah, another fine windfall moment. The next poor straggler you help may be none other than yours truly.

12:57 AM  
Blogger Flubberwinkle said...

Really? A buck won't buy you a Coke? I'm flabbergasted. I know prices are steep in Greece, but somehow I always figured that a Coca-Cola in the country it was first "discovered" would be quite accessible and low-priced. Nice windfall moment btw!

2:55 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

There's a store on the same block as the church I work at...I go in every morning and get a french vanilla cappucino coffee thingy...and you get a free package of cookies with it...the clerk gives mine to a little girl that comes in on her way to school because her mom always says she doesn't have the money. I don't spend anything so it's not me doing something but the clerk and I always have a little exchange over it...save them for our little friend, I say, and she tells me how excited the little girl gets. I think in truth, we're the ones blessed for it. We haven't really done a thing...but that was cool what you did. :)

3:05 PM  
Blogger Hale McKay said...

That was a kind, lovely windfall moment. I thought so before, but now i am certain, a windfall couldn't have happened to a more deserving person than yourself.
...Have a Happy Valentine's Day.

9:28 PM  
Blogger frustratedwriter said...

I applaud your kindness!

8:29 PM  

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