Daily Prompt: Being Helped!

Daily Prompt: When was the last time a stranger did something particularly kind, generous, or selfless for you? Tell us what happened!

Actually, yesterday my sister and I were helped by two people we had never met before! Even though they worked in the shops we were in, they definitely did not have to help us like they did. I now see customer service in a whole new light!

The first time, we went into the bookstore Waterstones and, after searching around for quite a while, asked the woman on the till if they had any books by this certain author we were looking for. She searched for us and told us that unfortunately they did not, but then she went on to Google herself to see why, (apparently his books had gone a bit obsolete after he died). After this, she noted down a few names of online book stores that might have what we were searching for – and all of this with one of the cheeriest attitudes I have ever seen by a shop assistant!

The second time we went into Pulp. As we walked through the door the alarm went off. The shop assistant in there came straight over to us and told us there must still be a tag left on a box set I had bought in HMV earlier, (the customer service there had not been great). Again, this woman had the brightest smile and told us that she would remove the tag for us to save us any hassle. I love customer service when it’s like this!

And, to top it all of, the bus driver let us travel for free because he was seven minutes late!


Daily Prompt: Being Nice!

Daily Prompt: Tell us about the nicest thing you’ve ever done.

I can’t really think of anything I have done that has significantly been the nicest thing, but I have a couple of examples.

My sister and I were sitting on the seats at the front of a full bus, the ones which flip up and are meant for the elderly or disabled. There were other young people sitting on these seats too; some of them were a lot older than us, (I was probably about fifteen). One old woman walked onto the bus and looked for an empty seat but there were none. We thought that it was the normal thing to do, giving up your seat for the elderly, so that’s what we did. I didn’t think about until afterwards but nobody around us even attempted to move, not even the adults in their thirties. Anyway, when we got off at the bus station, I heard footsteps behind us and a woman around the age of seventy, (who we had never seen before), thanked us for what we had done for the lady on the bus and told us that we were the type of youth that are wrongly stereotyped by people her age. I felt all bubbly inside!

Another time, (when I was probably around the same age), my friends and I were at school when we saw a girl a couple of years younger than us crying against the wall. We asked her what was wrong and she told us that a group of girls in her year had been mean to her. At first we took her to a teacher on duty that break time, but from what I can remember he didn’t really do much, just told her to ignore them and be the bigger person. At this point, I could see the group of girls giggling to themselves out of the corner of my eye and doing that annoying look girls do when they think they are five years older than they actually are. I asked the girl if she wanted to come with us to resolve the situation but she said no, so a couple of my friends stayed with her whilst me and two others went up to the girls. I’m not one to stir things up, but I am almost positive you would have done the same if you were there! We gave the group a very good talking to, (at the end of which they seemed genuinely sorry), and made them apologise to the girl, who eventually stood up for herself and told them to leave her be. At the end of break, she had a huge smile on her face as she went to her next lesson – naaaw!