Another kind of “heart healthy”

So, just when you bemoan jerks that bounce $5 rebate checks, someone comes through to restore your faith in humankind — and give new meaning to the word.

It didn’t dawn on me until two days later that I didn’t seem to have the cocoa-roasted almonds I’d bought at Sam’s Club the other day to give to my neighbors for Christmas. I searched my house. I searched the trunk and back seat. I checked my receipt to verify I had, indeed, purchased them as I thought. Yep, there was the $9.98 charge. But no almonds anywhere.


I took a long shot and decided to go back to the store and see if by chance someone had found my almonds and turned them in.

“I know this is a long shot,” I said to the woman at the Service Desk at Sam’s. “But did anyone…?”

She grabbed a binder from under the counter and started flipping through it. Evidently, people must lose or leave stuff behind often enough that they have to track it.

She was starting to shake her head no, when she suddenly perked up and said, “Were those Emerald almonds?”

“Yes!” I said.

“Go get another one,” she said. “Someone turned them in.”

No way, really?

Some people are such good souls. Far more than those who are, as my friend aptly put it while commenting on my last post, “jagoffs.”

Sure does wonders for one’s heart health — far beyond what the almond ads promise.

How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
~ William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

1 Comment

  1. mel said,

    Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Oh HURRAY for someone good! it’s like those people who paid off KMart layaways for strangers. See, there’s good news, too. Just not as much. But it’s there. : )

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