Yesterday – in a hurry to get to an appointment, I stopped at the local Service Station to to get fuel in the middle of a tropical storm that was passing through.
Fortunately there was a large roof over the forecourt to keep most of the rain off.
The young lady who was working the forecourt came over and started to clean the car windows while I refuelled the car.
I asked her how she was and we chatted about how long her day was, and I learnt that she had been married for seven months and recently immigrated to New Zealand from India.
She was very easy to talk to and I learnt a lot about her in the time it took to refuel the car.
I was in a hurry to get to the appointment, so when she said that I could take my fuel receipt from the pump, inside to the shop and get a ‘scratch and win’ card, I declined because of the time. pressures.
She smiled and said she would ‘race in’ and do it for me.
In less than a minute she was back and handed me a scratch and win card.
I thanked her and drove off to the appointment without scratching the card.
Later in the day having navigated through the tropical downpour, I saw the card and quickly scratched it to see if i had been lucky.
‘First Prize’ – a full free valet service for the car with all the bells and whistles !!.
Just chatting and getting to know the young lady who was working hard in difficult conditions, without having any agenda other than ‘trying to cheer her up’ – resulted in ‘a favour in return.