The elderly man look confused and embarrassed as he stood silently at the counter of the Flying-J truck stop on Federal Way recently.
The GUARDIAN walked in on the scene as the line behind the old guy grew to about five restless customers clutching junk food and beer. The young clerk didn’t know what to do and the cash register was obviously frozen. She summoned the manager.
“This man filled his car with $32.78 worth of gas and he only has $28 and no credit card,” explained the younger clerk.
From the end of the line a twenty something Blue Collar Guy instantly jumps forward, plunks down a fiver and a one and announces, “You’re good to go sir.”
Barely able to utter a, “Gosh, thanks!” the Old Guy shuffles out the door. Warm fuzzy smiles all around.
Everything we do affects all around us. That $6 investment will reap rewards for years to come and prompt others to make life just a little easier as times get tougher.
Good on the Blue Collar Guy! He makes Boise, Idaho a most livable city
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