(On Location) From the Train Station

May 25th, 2010

This morning as I waked into the cafe at the train station for my cup of energy (coffee), I noticed a couple who was trying to buy a train ticket at the cafe. The girl (the same one who gave me free coffee once) explained that it wasn’t possible to buy tickets from her but they would have to get them from the machine. She went on to further explain that they could use change or a bank card to pay for their tickets.

As luck would have it, they didn’t have enough change and the girl in the cafe didn’t have enough to offer him.

By this time I had my coffee and had walked out of the cafe and the couple was behind me. I could tell they were unsure of what to do and I could also tell they had NO IDEA how to operate the machine and wondered if I should offer to help. I hesitated simply because I didn’t want them to feel threatened or suspicious the way people do in thus day and age, but in the end I asked if I could help them.

They asked if I had change for 5.00 and I did. I offered the change and then asked their destination. I added all the information to the machine and all he had to do was add the change and get his ticket.

They were thrilled at the help and thanked me several times. I wished them a great day and he said because of me their say had gotten off to a great start.

Ironically, they ended up on the same train as me in the same car. They saw me and told the person they were traveling with that I was the girl that helped them, all while thanking me again.

As they departed the train they wished me a great day.

The act was simple but yet it made a huge difference not only in their day, but also in mine.

It is true that when you give to others that you are also giving to yourself.

4 Responses to “(On Location) From the Train Station”

  1. goindutch says:

    God does truly use those who are willing.. I’m glad you were willing

  2. Dani says:

    What a kind gesture. And you are right, in this day and age, it is hard to find others willing to help. *hugs*

  3. Dorrie says:

    those darn machines are sometimes so complicated! I get confused every time I need to use them.

    I knew you would offer to help…. that’s just how you are! :-)

  4. admin says:

    Very true Dutchie :)

    Thank you Dani- It just seemed the natural thing to do. I would hope someone would offer to help me. *hugs*

    Awww Dorrie thank you. Yes, those machines can be a pain for sure. Hope you are getting everything ready for your new home.

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