I’ll pay it forward (except to the grifter who conned me) | Hannah Jane Parkinson

Good deeds take very little, but I truly believe the whole world would collapse without these acts of kindness

A little while ago, I was sitting in a cafe, reading, when an elderly lady approached me. “Excuse me,” she asked. “Would you be able to help me with my shopping?”

I beamed. Of course I would be able to help her with her shopping! Let’s get this shopping-helping show on the road, I wanted to shout. For I am an excellent person and enthusiastic assistant to those in need. Unfortunately, it turned out she didn’t mean shopping as a metonym for shopping bags, but shopping as in the verb. She had not yet been to the shop. This was not me lifting two Lidl bags and carrying them to the bus stop, as I had envisioned; this was me going to Lidl.

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Source: theguardian
I’ll pay it forward (except to the grifter who conned me) | Hannah Jane Parkinson