I just got back from a month-long trip that involved approximately twenty-four hours of airplane travel.
More about that later.
But here’s a quick story for now:
We were on a (relatively short) two-hour early-morning leg of our trip and I was passing out snacks to my kids. I listed the possibilities that were in my bag aloud, including Fritos, Cheez-its, mini cookies, and plain potato chips.
Apparently a nearby passenger was listening, and she started getting hungry. After about fifteen minutes, this lady turned towards me and said, “Excuse me, but I heard you have Cheez-its. Can I buy some off you for a dollar?”
I told her I didn’t mind sharing my squared-off imitation-cheese snack crackers, and declined the dollar. She ate them slowly and told me, “Ma’am, those Cheez-its sure blessed my soul.” I was pleased that she had enjoyed them so much.
When I related this story to my husband (much) later, his response was unexpected.
He said, “I’ll bet you could have gotten two or three dollars off that lady.”
Wow. It warms your heart, doesn’t it?