Letters to the Editor

Kind act repaid

December 23, 2007


To the editor:

I would like to thank the gentleman who paid for my groceries at Checkers.

It was the day before the predicted ice storm, and the checkout lines were extremely long. A gentleman with one item started to the back of the line, and I invited him to go ahead of me.

I started to pay the clerk for my groceries and he told me the groceries had been paid for. The unknown gentleman handed me the paid receipt, wished me a Merry Christmas and left the store.

I want the gentleman to be assured his kindness will be passed on to someone else. A very blessed holiday to the generous gentleman.

Rusty Moore,



busymom 10 years, 4 months ago

I love stories like this, because number one there are not many that let the person with 1 item in front of them anymore. And two, it's surely unheard of when someone pays for others groceries. However, I have heard of this happening one other time.

Joe Hyde 10 years, 4 months ago

This is very cool, that someone would do that.

So please forgive my analytical side, but how exactly does a person standing in line ahead of you pay for groceries that you intend to buy, then then turn around and hand you a receipt for items whose bar codes have not even been scanned yet? How does a cashier go about accepting money for a total purchase price that has not yet been computed?

Sorry, just curious.

busymom 10 years, 4 months ago

have no clue how that was done, I too was wondering that because I'm cynical.

OnlyTheOne 10 years, 4 months ago

Riverrat, Busymom Does it anywhere in the letter say the groceries were paid for before being scanned? Does it not actually say (and I quote), "I started to pay the clerk for my groceries and he told me the groceries had been paid for" no sleight of hand involved there just plain ol' "I'll take care of this check" payment skills. Too much typin' not enough thinkin'

Sharon Roullins 10 years, 4 months ago

Thank you for sharing that story. There are still generous people around. It's too bad that the skeptics had to voice their opinions.

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