Wednesday, October 25, 2006

It's good to share!**

During our fifteen minute beak from class, I stood in line to purchase my baked doritoes. I waited for the guy (let's call him Bob) ahead of me to make his purchase and then handed the cashier a five dollar bill. She gave me change. As the cash changed hands a quarter slipped through my hands and fell to the floor. Bob turns around, adjusts his diet coke under his arm, bends down and picks it up. Just as I'm about to smile, say "thanks!" and outstretch my hand for the departed change, he pockets it and walks away.

It reminded me of a three year old girl at a friends home who walked up to a little boy playing with his toy cars and snatched two out of his hands. When scolded she looked at her mother bewildered "But.. its good to share!"

Young, or old, people can be quite perplexing.

** To Clarify: though one may want to assume he thought *he* had dropped it, in this case, it was not so. 1) he was quite a distance away when it fell 2) As he walked away he glanced back looked at me and grinned.

24 comments:

Mia said...

lamo! Next time you see him stick your foot out. Oh my that was so immature of me...lol

Anonymous said...

LOL, both of those stories were so hilarious!

Aisha said...

Mia.... you know what made it worse? Afterwards, me, and my friend who was next to me and the cashier just kind of looked at each other in stunned confused silence. Did that really just happen?? If they hadnt seen it too I'd have thought I was seein things!!! BTW- Saw Water! WIll email you tomorrow got lots to say!!! :)

Anila, I'm glad that they mae you smile :) lol.... so bizzare!

momyblogR said...

OMGosh! That is too funny. Maybe he thought HE droped the coin...I'm reaching, huh?!

But clearly that little girl knew the boys times was up with the cars...It was her turn, LOL!! :)

Anonymous said...

how bizarre!! maybe he thought he'd dropped it?!

mystic-soul said...

It was hilarious !!!!

Life is not that dull..colorful ppl

Muslim Wife said...

Hahaha, oh my....that's great. Not that you lost a quarter, but what a great story to tell, hehe.

Aw, sorry to hear of your loss...insha'allah sadaqah. Insha'allah you'll get it back ten fold : )

(p.s. EID MUBARAK!)

Anonymous said...

having that story to tell is totally worth 25 cents....had it been 50 cents, it would've been totally different!! :) we should introduce Bob to Zara, they might get along!

Aisha said...

Mommyblogr, BeeAmma, I dont think he thought he dropped it b/c he was a bit ahead of me when it fell... and as he walked away he turned and looked at me and kind had a smug grin. But who knows. Just random :)

Mystic yes colorful is a nice way to put it :)

Muslim Wife, Eid Mubarak to you too sis! :) By loss do you mean my quarter? lol. thats okay... I mean. It was worth it for distrasting me from all the other million and a half thoughts running through my head :>)

Tee said...

Were you too much in shock or shy to say, "That's mine"? LOL. I don't know if I would have been able to get it out either.

I'm HOPING that this guy was just totally clueless and thought HE dropped the coin... I'd rather believe that than to admit humanity has sunk this low.

Aisha said...

Anon is that you ZZ? Yes a quarter for a funny story. Totally worth it.

Aisha said...

Tee, I dont know. Maybe he was of the "Finders Keepers" Club, lol. I'll go ahead and assume he thought as he walked away that the coin fell from a pocket. But it was just hilarious. And yeah. I was too surprised to say anything. Infact i got confused and thought maybe he *had* dropped it. But then the confused expressions of the cashier and my friend made me think otherwise, oh well! :)

Anonymous said...

yes. 'tis i.

Anonymous said...

This is not a comment to your post but I've read your blog for a while and often appreciate your perspective. I came across an interesting article and thought I would share it with you:

http://www.odemagazine.com/article.php?aID=4374

-MB

Shabina said...

LOL

kind of like that dude who tried to steal my wallet, and then when i called him on it, he was like, um, dropped it (not, sorry i took it out of your purse right in front of your eyes). and then he ran away...

Shabina said...

oops...he was like, um, *you* dropped it :)

Aisha said...

Anon, thanks for the link to the article. It was a thought provoking peice. And actually I have a post in my "drafts" that I never published that is sort of along these lines.... this post makes me think I'll share it soon. Thank you for sharing it. WHat are you thoughts on it? Some Muslims would find it quite sacrligious.

Shabs, Are you kidding me????? That guy had SOME NERVE! Man.

Anonymous said...

I found the Ode article to be quite refreshing - being a young muslim I could completely relate to her perspective.

Frankly, my practice of Islam is only between Allah and myself and I find some of the religious arguments e.g to cover your head or not ...etc, have a cultural - rather than religious/spiritual bearing.

Infact the other day I was at dinner with some friends and the topic came up about pork and Islam. A friend found it odd that:

- I indulge in a glass of wine,
- see nothing wrong in wearing whatever you are comfortable in,
- see nothing wrong with sex before marriage,
- find it ridiculous that a muslim man may marry a non-muslim woman but a female muslim may not ...
and yet with all the beliefs above I would never eat pork.

The Ode article somewhat explained that dichotomy...."Islam for me is about being a better person not proving my faith by superficial means".

I look forward to you posting the draft you have, and yes some muslims would find my views quite sacriligious - but then who are they to judge??

-MB

pixie said...

Wow. The nerve of some people!!! I hate to think of what that 25 cents just cost him in the karma department:)

Jane said...

What an ass! Karma will bite him back, don't you worry.

Aisha said...

Anon thank you for sharing your thoughts. Your thoughts have been enlightening for me to undestand a lot about my own views. A lot of the article I agreed with. I think religion is personal. For me, the rules are probably a bit more strict on how I practice my faith, but the key is that I do believe religion is personal and the quran says multiple times that "HE is the most just of judges. A lot of people call this a cop out. That me saying leave it to God and let me worry about me is just not ghinking about real issues. But is life that lengthy that I have time to monitor the behaviors of others? I know I hate it when ppl judge me. And their sour dispositions as they do it, does not make me "see the light". And I do think about it. What is right and wrong, etc. sooo... anywyas thats a lengthy way of saying that I dont want to be judge and I found that many who judge seem to have the most skeletons in their closets. You know the old saying, when you point one finger at me you have three fingers pointng back at you. Can't forget it.

Pixie, Jane lol, yeah hope he spends the 25 cents well considering what it cost him :) lol. Seriously. Its ok. It was just odd.

Rabia said...

what a jerk. funny story, though

Saadia said...

Looks like he doesn't have a good sense of humour or smooth manners if he grinned at 25 cents. Maybe you could have offered him a penny and made it 26 cents.

Suroor said...

Funny # 1 - all guys are called Bob! :D

Funny # 2 - the post itself!

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