Yesterday I was in a FedEx Kinkos around closing time. I had a certain ‘pay it forward’ moment that I’d like to share.
I was the only customer in the store except for a young woman standing behind me. As I was closing my package, the woman behind me asked if there was any bubble wrap she could use, at which point the FedEx rep pointed to the shelf. She replied with a ‘no thank you’ as she didn’t want to spend the money on the bubble wrap. A few minutes before it had occurred to me to buy bubble wrap but because I didn’t think I needed a full package of it I decided not to. Seeing an opportunity to spend my company’s money and make two lives easier, I purchased the bubble wrap and split it with her. She was grateful, said thank you, and I left.
Moments later, about halfway down the block, I hear running footsteps and someone calling out behind me. I had left my credit card at the desk, and the woman had run after me to deliver it.