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# 104907 22-Jun-2012 13:52
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I work at a Countdown super market in North Canterbury and I work as a checkout operator part time as I recently have been studying, anyway, I was just chilling serving people at checkout as usual, then this family comes up, well its just a father and a few of his children.

Anyway, one of my supervisors walks up to him just as I'm just about finished serving him and she's holding a heap of twenty dollar notes in her hand, and she says that a random customer walked up to her and the customer said to her that he wanted to pay for that man's groceries and that he could keep the change. 

The guy was absolutely confused as hell and thought it was weird and unusual, he didn't think she was for real to start with. He didn't understand why he had been singled out.

He just sorta went with it in the end, after asking numerous questions about what the guy looked like an such.

I don't even know ae, but yeah. His groceries only cost 40 dollars, and he was given 100.

*shurgs*





It sorta brightened up my day seeing something random and selfless like that.
So I was wondering have any of you guys seen anything like that happen before? 

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  # 644789 22-Jun-2012 14:40
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I think we need more of these displays of kindness. The world is a fairly dark place right now.

I am from Christchurch and I was in CHCH between the first and second quakes. I went down last weekend for the Rugby and was driving around, and I just couldn't catch my breath for the scale of the demolition and stories from people I heard. Pictures and movies just don't do it justice.

 
 
 
 


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  # 644802 22-Jun-2012 15:14
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my wife always asks if anyone has got store reward cards they can swipe on her purchase and she often pays for strangers small purchases at supermarket, just makes her feel good.




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  # 644838 22-Jun-2012 16:13
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Yeah, my usually very good daughter threw a major tantrum in the supermarket the other day, the kind that you won't understand unless you actually have a sleep deprived 2 year old... and even if you have older kids you've probably mentally them blocked out. The checkout lady was apparently extremely rude to my wife during the whole thing, so much so that as she was outside packing the car another customer approached her with some kind words and an offer to buy her a cup of coffee. She refused but regreted it afterwards; It's a bit sad that many people will view an act of kindness with suspicion these days. I suppose it's not surprising with the number of scams\scammers that pose as kindly strangers while trying to part you from your money\posessions\whatever else :(

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  # 644860 22-Jun-2012 17:24
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Probably staged but a good video none the less


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  # 644893 22-Jun-2012 20:07
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Most random acts of kindness I witness are my own. 

An elderly guy in front of me at New World was paying cash and didn't have enough money. He was short $19. 

I paid it. 

He tried to pay me back a couple of weeks later.....but I didn't return his calls. 

I do this sort of thing all the time. Always been that way. 









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  # 644986 22-Jun-2012 23:53
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freitasm: Recently my wife left the card in the car and someone behind her in the supermarket queue paid for our grocery shopping...



damn that is very nice of them

 
 
 
 


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  # 645148 23-Jun-2012 15:52
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I try and do physical acts of kindness, helping carry/lift things, changing tyres and checking broken down cars and whatnot. I don't have a lot of money to spare at the moment so all I have is me, heh that sounds like i'm a free gigolo haha.

I had an epiphany recently which has made me more conscious of helping out if I can so I try to if a chance arises.

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  # 645149 23-Jun-2012 16:05
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Not really kindness but... It pisses me off when I hold a door open for a woman (yes, I do) and a guy rushes in, sometimes stepping in front of the woman, to go first - and not even a thank you.





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  # 645151 23-Jun-2012 16:06
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freitasm: Not really kindness but... It pisses me off when I hold a door open for a woman (yes, I do) and a guy rushes in, sometimes stepping in front of the woman, to go first - and not even a thank you.

I've noticed this a lot recently too, that being said, i've also noticed a lot of women seem to look surprised anyone would hold the door open for them. 

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  # 645648 25-Jun-2012 07:55
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freitasm: Not really kindness but... It pisses me off when I hold a door open for a woman (yes, I do) and a guy rushes in, sometimes stepping in front of the woman, to go first - and not even a thank you. 
I've noticed this a lot recently too, that being said, i've also noticed a lot of women seem to look surprised anyone would hold the door open for them. 

Is this chivalrous or sexist? Personally, I hold doors open for both sexes equally.

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  # 645655 25-Jun-2012 08:03
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I don't mind opening the door first for other man, and have done it as courtesy before. But if there's a woman I would let her go first if someone else was holding the door and the option was between myself and her.

And I don't think it's sexist. There's too much PC in the world already. I haven't seen one woman that complained about having the door open for her.





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  # 645772 25-Jun-2012 11:09
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freitasm: I don't mind opening the door first for other man, and have done it as courtesy before. But if there's a woman I would let her go first if someone else was holding the door and the option was between myself and her.

And I don't think it's sexist. There's too much PC in the world already. I haven't seen one woman that complained about having the door open for her.


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  # 645903 25-Jun-2012 14:37
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networkn: I am from Christchurch and I was in CHCH between the first and second quakes. I went down last weekend for the Rugby and was driving around, and I just couldn't catch my breath for the scale of the demolition and stories from people I heard. Pictures and movies just don't do it justice.


After the Feb quake I was helping clean up my brother's property when a car pulled up with a father and kids, all with shovels, asking if we needed help. It was a family from North Canterbury who had been helped by volunteers from ChCh when the Sept quake hit them. They just wanted to return the favour in some way. Nice.




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  # 645915 25-Jun-2012 15:01
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freitasm: I don't mind opening the door first for other man, and have done it as courtesy before. But if there's a woman I would let her go first if someone else was holding the door and the option was between myself and her.

And I don't think it's sexist. There's too much PC in the world already. I haven't seen one woman that complained about having the door open for her.


No doubt someone somewhere would be offended by having a door opened for them, but that's by the by.

I guess the sexist part is from the other point of view, call it "reverse sexism" if you like.  I just consider it a bit sexist, basically by definition, if one's behaviour at the door is determined by the gender of the other person i.e. if it were a woman you'd let them go, but if it were a man you would go through first. I don't think it's that big of a  deal and I don't think you're a bigot or any of that nonsense. I'm just saying it's sexist, isn't it, treating men and women differently in any context, even door opening?

I equally don't know many (modern) women (or men for that matter) that would complain about not having the door opened for them.

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You can't go wrong by being considerate. You can go very very wrong by failing to be considerate.

Totally agree, but you're talking about failing to be considerate to everyone, right? Not just women?

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