Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Of the People, By the People, and for the People

I went to Save A Lot this evening to pick up a few needed supplies, figuring there wouldn't be too many folks in the store on a very snowy Tuesday evening. I was right, but my timing left a little something to be desired.

There was only one register open when I got to the front and I was the second customer in line. The customer in front of me had four carts with cases of canned goods. I was given an apology by the wife of the customer in front of me. I guessed they were buying for a food pantry and I was correct in my assumption. I also feel that I had no right to complain since I may be one who needs a food pantry in the not so distant future. Cliff Note: I'm fine now and for the foreseeable future. Lord willing, I'll have a job before I need those services.

My hat goes off to those Churches and civic groups that reach in and out to those who are in need and to make sure that no one that they are aware of goes hungry, especially in these times. I can wait a few extra minutes for those who help others.

So if you're in line behind one of these servants remember that they are the ones who do the serving that people are screaming for our elected officials to do, hence the title of this post. And they do it with very little fanfare.

7 comments:

dons_mind said...

food pantry's are wonderful things - as are those who operate and maintain them. we're always happy to donate to our church's food pantry whenever we can.......

Daisy said...

Nice post, Cliff. I think the folks who run the food pantries are unsung heroes. They are caring individuals who donate their time and effort to help feed the hungry. That's pretty noble if you ask me, and yes, I'd be more than willing to wait my turn patiently behind them in line.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I agree Cliff, I try to have patience for everyone, and these folks deserve it two fold.

Syd said...

Nice post Cliff. I agree that they are unsung heroes.

struke said...

Those people are angels.

Amel said...

LOVE the post, Cliff! They'll reap what they sow. :-D

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