Today, I stopped at a Mediterranean deli for lunch on Conant after a meeting in Arrowhead Park. I am never out that way hence I cannot think of the name of the deli, so forgive me. It is located right next to Chipolte...
Either way, the case was full of Lebanse delights - tabbouleh, fattoush, shish tawook, grape leaves, hummus, fava salad, falafil, you name it! I decided to be good and get a little dish of fattoush. I get to the register and hand her my debit card. She says to me that the credit card machine is down and they are only taking cash. I tell her I don't have any cash but I open my purse to look anyway.
Sure enough, I don't have any, but she tells me to just give me what I have - like the coins in the bottom of my purse! So I empty out my purse and am giving her my coins mixed with wrappers and bobby pins and loose aspirins that have busted out of the vessel. "Uh, these are over the counter, they just came out of the bottle. They aren't drugs."
Oh, I was so embarrassed, but she was hell bent on giving me this food and I was hell bent on not taking it for free. But for as embarrassed as I was, she was equally as nice and kind. A lesson in karma. She really paid it forward today.
SO - I must go back and overpay at some point this week and I encourage you to visit this generous deli as well. The fattoush was the best I've ever had.