Thankful Thursday letter: Humiliating mishap averted

October 10, 2013 

Thankful Thursday letter: Humiliating mishap averted

I had something happen to me recently that caused me to realize that in spite of all the headlines of horrific acts of mankind, there are still good people out there willing to help people!

It was the first payday that my husband's check was supposed to go to the newly opened HAPO account. I went grocery shopping at Winco and was bagging my purchases when the cashier told me my debit card was declined. The cashier just rang up $150 in groceries. I said "Oh no!" I called the bank and was told no direct deposit had been made! I started bawling, how humiliating. A very nice gentleman came up to me and said, "How about I write a check for your groceries and you can pay me back later." I said, "Yes, thank you."

Joylynn, my niece, came up and asked, "Marilynn, what's wrong?" I told her and she gave me a hug and told me everything was going to be all right. The man wrote a check for my groceries and we exchanged phone numbers. It was such a blessing for this man to help me out!

Thank you, Jeff, for rescuing this damsel in distress!


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