Cashier Tells Man His Card Is Declined. 15 Mins Later He’s Back With Cop Who Makes 1 Request
Marilyn Caylor 10/10/2017
Have you ever been out shopping for something that you desperately needed right at that very moment, like a gallon of milk for the kids, or fixings for that night's dinner, when the cashier informs you that your card has been declined? So, you try to covertly swipe your card through a second time (or third), hoping that no one notices what's going on.
But, that's when the customers waiting in line behind you all start to gawk at your inability to pay. You verbally tell the cashier that you have plenty of money in your account, and your bank's computer must be down. You end up having to leave the store empty-handed, and also slightly dejected.
Some people might simply walk away and vow never to return to that store after such an embarrassing encounter. However, one pawn shop customer wasn't about to let a declined card get in the way of what he needed. After the man's card was declined he walked out of the store embarrassed, but fifteen minutes later he was back - this time with a cop. The cashier immediately asked ‘Is there a problem officer?' and the cop gave a response they'd never forget.
The pawn shop Alicia Danielle works at doesn't look like much, but the store stocks all sorts of knickknacks, like a pair of dumbbells or stereo speakers, that someone will probably eventually buy. One man even found a pair of shoes that he liked! Unfortunately, it wasn't meant to be. Alicia told Love What Matters on Facebook:
"So this guy comes in to buy a pair of shoes because his are literally falling off. Anyway his card wouldn't work so he left."
The man was probably hoping that the bank would let the transaction go through, even though he already knew the funds weren't there. Hey, it never hurts to try! Sometimes miracles can and do happen. Unfortunately, in this poor man's case, the universe wasn't on his side - at least not right at that moment! The only thing he was walking out with that day was the same pair of tattered shoes that he walked in with.
However, this guy wasn't going to let anything get between him and that pair of shoes. A few minutes after he left, the employees noticed the same man return, only this time, he had the law on his side! The curious employees asked the policeman who suddenly appeared on their doorstep if there was a problem.
"The cop is like 'No there's no problem but if you still have the shoes I'd like to go ahead and buy them.' So him and my co-worker split the cost of the shoes."
In her Facebook post, Alicia said that there was no one else in the store, and that neither the officer nor her co-worker did this with the intention of getting social media high-fives for their generosity. Theirs was a genuine act of kindness, for the sake of being kind.
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Alicia wanted to share this story because she feels there is such much hate, mistrust and division in the world we live in today. Good deeds don't get the attention they deserve, and they happen under the radar every single day. Even small acts kindness can do wonders for rebuilding our global soul!
"We still have so far to go, but I promise you small acts of kindness like this are what's going to rebuild trust and faith in our communities. I didn't get the cop's name but this didn't go unnoticed or unappreciated by me or the customer."
There are some moments we witness that will stay with us for the rest of our lives. This is certainly one of them! Alicia's post has been shared more than 1,700 times and has received over 19,000 reactions.