Jump to content
Human Kindness isn't dead.
7 replies to this topic
Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:17 PM
Went out shopping today to get some Christmas Presents for the kids. K-mart was packed and there were no trolleys so I was trying to struggle carrying a box with a chair in it and a box with a desk. All the K-mart attendants who saw me struggling ignored me.
However two lovely younger men saw me and offered to help me(which I accepted) they carried the desk box all the way from the back of the store to the cash register and offered to carry it to the car for me.
However I declined the escort to the car as trolleys turned up just as I was paying for my items.
So to the two guys thanks for your help, your parents did a fantastic job raising you.
Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:24 PM
Lovely to hear, especially after that scout thread! How annoying that Kmart employees didn't help. They're on the naughty list now...
Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:33 PM
Boo to KMart. Yay to young men who help. Hope Santa brings them something nice this year.
Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:38 PM
This thread reminded me of an incident a few years ago. I was walking through a local park and came across a lady who had fallen over while taking her 2 Rottweilers for a walk - she had hurt herself and couldnt get up and 2 boys about 10 were sitting with her and trying to keep the big and quite protective dogs under control. They were so very brave. I got the lady and dogs home in my car but in the kerfuffle I didnt get the names or contact details of the boys. I wish I had as I wanted to tell their parents what stars they were! I told them plenty of times while loading up woman and aggressive dogs though! The lady funny enough never said thanks to the boys or me for our efforts!
Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:35 PM
I have two acts of human kindness that happened to me recently.
The first is the lady who helped me after I fell badly down the bus steps while holding my 2yo DD. She held DD for me so I could untangle my legs and stand up, helped me to the bus stop seat and then insisted on helping me walk home and carried some of my bags for me. It was a slow and painful shuffle for me and I couldn't have done it alone, despite it only being a short 1.5 blocks. She did this for me even though she had her 3 primary school children with her and probably just wanted to go home with them.
The second is the Kmart employee who picked up my DD's water bottle and gave it back to me. I'm currently in a wheelchair when out and about because of the above accident that resulted in one sprained ankle and one very badly sprained ankle plus hairline fracture. It is very painful to walk much or even be on my feet with crutches. I was in the wheelchair with DD on my lap, her water bottle rolled off my lap, and I couldn't reach it without getting DD off me and then getting out of the chair. DH was somewhere else in the store so he couldn't help me. Before I could even lift DD off my lap the Kmart employee grabbed DD's water bottle and handed it back to me. I thanked him. I was so relieved that I didn't have to retrieve it because I was tired and my ankles were hurting, and I had a cold so felt pretty miserable in general. It was only a very small act of human kindness but it was one that sure made me feel better.
Also a big thanks to all of the people who have gotten out of the way so I can navigate in the wheelchair around skinny store aisles that have extra stuff on the floors everywhere. I'm looking forward to being able to walk around again.
Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:52 PM
When DD was only a few weeks old I had just finished the groceries and was heading to the car - only to see a storm had come in and it was pouring. I had no umbrella.
A very kind gentleman heard me say to DD well we'we are going to have to wait for the rain to stop' and stopped and offered to hold his umbrella over DD in the trolley while I got to the car.
Once I got DD in he offered to stand there while I got the groceries in. I thanked him but said I was okay as he was getting soaked!
Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:05 PM
I had a few immovable appointments on Monday and DS was in post-chickenpox quarantine. My parents are away and my other babysitter cancelled at the last minute as she had double-checked with her Mum who couldn't remember if she had had CP. My other friends I would call on all have babies too young to have been vaxed.
In desperation, I went to see my neighbour. Not only was she able to watch DS, she insisted I stay out for an extra hour after my appointments to have a quiet coffee.
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
The Essential Baby & Toddler Show is back this April! Save $8 off the door price for a limited time only!
The fact that I not only breastfed my son, but breastfed him for three and a half years, seems pretty incredible in retrospect.
Do babies and young children see ghosts? If you’ve pondered the question, you’re not alone.
"Life has a funny way of giving you what you need when you need it the most."
A mum has found herself the subject of debate after claiming tight bottoms cause lustful thoughts in men.
The problem with goal setting as a parent is the measure. How do we really know if we’re succeeding?
When you're expecting, it often seems like everyone is keen to offer advice about what you should and shouldn't do in the interests of your health and wellbeing.
Sydney's Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA) is trying to contact women who had babies at the facility after discovering a fault in a refrigerator containing vaccines.
A French court has blocked parents from naming their baby girl after the hazelnut spread Nutella, arguing it would make her the target of mockery.
I’ve grown three human beings. I feed them, dress them, teach them, care for them and love them 24 hours a day. Yet for eight years, when I meet new people and they’ve asked me what I do, I tell them: “I’m just a mum”.
One year ago, Rosie Batty could not have imagined she'd be where she is. Tonight the grieving mum who put domestic violence on the national agenda was named Australian of the Year.
Hugging – some of us thrive on it, even depend on it – and then there are those who don't care for it really. So, are they missing out?
My daughter never went through the "terrible twos" but began throwing wild tantrums shortly after her third birthday.
"She smells so good, I could eat her," Kruger tells co-host David Campbell.
A mum who partly delivered her own twins during a caesarean has encouraged other women to take control of their birthing experience.
Regression can be a natural and common part of development prompted by a variety of factors, but that doesn't make it less frustrating.
When buying a second hand pram, there are lots of things to take into consideration.
Discovering you are about to father a baby is startling enough - never mind finding out you have a 61-year-old son.
Ranging from mild to feral and triggered by events both minor and major, tantrums certainly keep life interesting.
While managing labour pains on your own can be daunting, there are a number of natural pain relief options to help you cope until you are admitted to hospital.
Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.
Top 5 Articles
One baby dies every eight days in the back of a car in the US, victims of 'forgotten baby syndrome'.
For a brief time, I was touched by an angel. You stole my heart, and changed me into the women I am today.
After six years of trying for a baby, a couple’s dreams have come true many times over after the mum gave birth to quintuplets this week.
Chrissie Swan says she and her partner have sex once a year due to her fear of falling pregnant.
It's an important lesson to learn, but one that busy new mums and dads might overlook until it's too late.
Actress Zooey Deschanel is expecting her first child with her producer boyfriend Jacob Pechenik.
Of course, in some cases they may be the ones who actually got their child into a precarious position in the first place, but we'll ignore that for now.
Knowing you are not the father of your pregnant wife's baby would usually indicate a rocky relationship ahead for traditional parents.
Pip Donnelly is still playing spot the difference with her newborn identical triplets, Isabelle, Georgina and Frankie.
Jenny Alexis is lucky to be alive after spending four days buried in the rubble of the 2010 Haitian earthquake, but now she's a thriving five year old.
On the one hand I was having a regular life with friends and sports and sleepovers and school. But I was also always wondering: Did my mother love me? What was wrong with me?
Kitty, when you’re the parent of my child you’re welcome to wade in with an opinion – but until then, I’d prefer you to have a supportive ear and a glass of wine ready.
A US couple faces charges after investigators say they found mobile phone videos showing the woman's 12-month-old daughter putting a handgun in her mouth.
A 10-year time limit on storing frozen embryos that were created with donor sperm has been dropped by the NSW government.
Sharan Nicholson-Rogers watched her husband change from a happy-go-lucky police officer into an unpredictable man prone to violent and emotional outbursts.
Dads-to-be experience hormonal changes in line with their pregnant partners, a new study shows.
"They were just doing their job. I feel so sorry for them. It is all just too sad."
Women who miscarry will be able to obtain an optional "recognition of loss" certificate as a formal recognition of their often heartbreaking loss.
Teenage parties, domestic disputes, or raucous late night pubs are the things that usually come to mind when you think neighbourhood noise complaints.
Most parents would not consider a snake an appropriate playmate for their baby, but a US dad who filmed his daughter playing with a python has defended himself against criticism.
Check out this range of products designed to help make your breastfeeding journey more enjoyable, manageable and convenient.
Back to School Offer
We've got you covered for this school year. Use www.findababysitter.com.au to meet local nannies now.