Pay it forward – Your Nuts!
As I was leaving my local Safeway Grocery Store this evening I was stopped by a two young ladies standing at a table in font of the store. As I looked up to respond to their call to me I saw they were wearing Girl Scout uniforms. Before they said anything else to me … I said “Oh no, it’s not Girl Scout cookie time already … is it?”
One young girl said – we start selling cookies at the end of January. We are selling nuts. As I glanced at the variety of small cans on the table I saw cashews, toffee butter nuts, chocolate covered peanuts, deluxe pecan clusters, peanut squares, pistachios and a variety of other items.
I chatted with them about the variety of nuts they had and explained that I would have to pass because I would go home and eat the entire can. To which one girl said: “You don’t have to buy them for yourself … they make great gifts. You can buy a can for your friends.”
I asked one girl: Which kind do you like best? She told me and I said … OK great. I’ll take one of those.
I asked the other girl: Which is your favorite? She told me and I said … OK great. I’ll take one of those as well.
At this point an older (mature motherly-looking-woman) … likely their Mom ... stepped forward from behind a pillar and said: I like the butter toffee the best. I eat all the candy off and do not eat the nuts. I said … Great … then I will take one of those too. These will make great gifts. How much do I owe you
She added the total. I paid her and proceeded to walk away. I then heard a voice say … Wait a minute … your nuts. I turned and said with a playful smile … you think I'm nuts?
No-No … you forgot to take your nuts.
Oh, no I didn’t. You suggested I buy them for a friend.
Enjoy your nuts!