I was saddened to hear of the not-so-nice letters being left on the windshields of some of the Canadian shoppers recently. While busy stores can be -- and often are -- more hectic for many of us locals, I have to share of my Thanksgiving experience, and send out a thank you to the nameless people involved.
In returning home from our holiday meal at a relative's home, my elderly mother wanted to shop for groceries at a very busy K-Mart store. In fact, it was busier than either of us knew (translated it had eight lines that were over an hour each). After visiting with the fellow shoppers in line for quite awhile, I think they noticed how tired Mom looked. First one shopper gave up her space in line for us, then another, then another. It was three Canadians who did so, and quite graciously. I was a bit surprised and had not asked them to do so, but it was such a nice surprise (after actually a rather hectic and difficult week). And I wanted to send out a thank you. I don't know their names, but, thank you anyway! We appreciated your gesture.