A LETTER TO THE EDITOR
In an age where ME- ME seems to reign supreme I was recently overwhelmed by the Kindness of Strangers. I am a woman of a certain age but not infirmed nor in need of obvious aid. Therefore the recent kindnesses that have been shown to me has left me deeply grateful and restored my faith in human nature.
Recently my dog escaped when I opened the garage door, running on to busy Samantha Riley Dr. Several people came to help me catch the dog before he caused a traffic accident.
Terrified the dog ran through the streets of Kellyville. Many of the chasers gave up but a young couple persisted, covering a huge area from Bernie Mullane Reserve to the bridge on Glenhaven Road, finally catching the dog in a front garden. These good people would not take a monetary reward, instead accepted a jar of home made jam and a bag of oranges.
Rushing into a Bella Vista supermarket my intention was to buy milk only, as always it set in motion a chain of must haves - tea, bread etc. before I knew it I was juggling an armful of goods having left the shopping bags in the car. I felt a nudge and moved aside thinking someone else needed tea. I looked up to find a young man in a school uniform handing me a basket. I was Gob Smacked! This kind young man had seen my plight and furnished me with a basket. Thank you for being aware of others.
Many restaurants at end of trade dish up the "left overs" and sell at reduced prices. I have not availed myself of this opportunity for sometime but as I was in the Mall at Castle Hill decided to buy something and save cooking that night.
Not all containers were marked, remembering past prices I thought I could afford one anyway. When I was told they were $5-00 I handed it back exclaiming, I only had $3-50. Walking back to the lift I was overtaken by an Indian Lady in business dress, she handed me $2-00 insisting I take it. I gave her a hug and thanked her.
I went back and bought a green curry - it was the best I have ever had! As I said in the beginning I am overwhelmed by the Kindness of Strangers. My sincere thanks to you all. Thoughtful gestures mean so much.