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Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - THE SOCIAL PAGE -

I WAS in kind of a panic be­cause I needed to get some le­gal doc­u­ments to my broth­erin-law in the U.S. I had been at the lake and hadn’t re­al­ized how lit­tle time I had to do this.

I rushed to the lawyer, had ev­ery­thing no­ta­rized and went straight to the post of­fice.

I have MS and when I get ner­vous, my hands tend to shake and my print­ing is not leg­i­ble. The woman at the Markham post of­fice was so help­ful to me. She had me move over so she could wait on the next per­son, and at the same time, she wrote all my in­for­ma­tion on the en­ve­lope.

I was so busy try­ing to find my broth­erin-law’s phone num­ber that I didn’t even no­tice who was stand­ing be­hind me. Then I asked how much I owed, the clerk said it was taken care of. I was con­fused. The bill was for $46.58. I couldn’t com­pre­hend what she was say­ing so I asked her again.

By the time I fig­ured it out, it was too late. The woman be­hind me had paid my bill and left be­fore I could thank her.

This thank you goes to two women that day. The nice young woman who waited on me so ef­fi­ciently and the lovely stranger who de­cided to pay my bill.

Thank you again for mak­ing my day so much brighter.

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