I had failed to pick up a coffee maker at Walmart... took a long time to find the items on my list. In fact a number were unavailable.
We picked up lunch at Burger King. It was awful. The buns & burgers were less then half the size they used to be. The chocolate shake was half sized as well and was awful. Not even cold and so thick it was difficult to use the straw.
The fries were more steak fries and under cooked & cold.
Boy & I ate the burgers & buns, but drank bottled water instead of the shake.
We then drove to HEB, Boy filled all my 5 gal water bottles while I bought the coffee maker.
I only make 12 cups every three days... I didn't need all the fussy extrasrawn. But when I went to use my son's debit card - drawn on my door cking account - it wouldn't work.
I had the same thing happein with my card at Walmart. I called the bank and they said my card was bad. They thought it probably has a bent chip. They told me I can continue to use it until a new card arrives on the 7th? But only on line.
Apparently Boys chip has been broken as well. He has to call my bank to order himself a new card as well.
Anyway that took almost an hour in the store & on line with bank.
Which took me to HEB. Boy goes there to fill my 6 5 gal jugs. I quick like a bunny grabbed the simplest 12 cup coffee maker and raced to an open checker.
The woman in front of saw I had only the coffee pot. She insisted I go ahead of her as she hadn't started pulling from her full cart.
I had been on the phone with boy when his card did the same thing. I started laughing over the phone, the checker and her boss started laughing as I told them this my sons card and my card had not worked 1/2 hr earlier. I had thanked the woman who let me go first, then when the card didn't work and we were laughing at the fiasco, the lovely woman behind me, whom the checker had started doing her food, told the checker she was paying for the coffee maker. I had mentioned I hadn't had a cup of coffee since Sat afternoon. Then a number of women were sympathizing with my lack of coffee and lack of coffee stories where shared by all.
I was so surprised and asked for her name so I could mail her a check. Instead she asked if I would pay it forward and I immediately agreed.
The mgr, the checker the other women in line and I were all praising her. So with many thank I took the coffee maker and met Boy at the Promo water spot, as he filled my jugs. As we were loading full bottles in the cart, the woman, Barbara, came out of the store.
I thanked her again and introduced Boy to her, etc. We talked for a bit longer. What a lovely experience for all of us.
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