While I was running around yesterday getting my final gifts, I stopped in Kmart. I don't shop at Kmart, I prefer Target. But last year I heard something on the news and decided to try it. I had so much fun I did it again this year.
I went to the layaway section and told the clerk I was there to pay off someone's layaway. She asked me for the name and I said, "I have $xx, pick somebody." She got very flustered, saying that was incredibly kind and looked up the names. I was able to pay off someone's layaway for them for Christmas.
I remember those days, living paycheck to paycheck, when I had to roll quarters to put gas in my car. Christmas used to be rather lean, so I can understand someone's struggles to put presents under the tree for their kids. We are in a better place now, and I know that in this economy things can turn on a dime. I was able to help someone twice...paying off their layaway, which freed up their hard earned money for something else.
Another thing I want to do is go eat in some greasy diner on Christmas Eve and leave the waitress a $100 tip. I like doing the little things like that, directly helping someone, rather than donating some amount to a faceless charity where you have no idea who you're helping.
Edited by: IVYLASS at: 12/16/2012 (13:07)