Incidental Karma?

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Eugene, Oregon
April 20, 2017 5:42pm CST
It seems as if I wrote something like this before, but since it happened again, here is the incident. Anne and I were in the big box Costco store. I had loaded a bag, about 40 pounds, of potting soil into our cart and was standing there while Anne looked for Impatiens. I noticed an older (like me) Asian woman looking at the potting soil, then at her basket. She seemed to be calculating whether she could lift the bag high enough to place it there. So, I asked if I could do that for her and she was quite grateful. I wondered at the time how she would get it into her car and told her she could ask the cashier for help. The strange thing here is, that as we were leaving the crowded parking lot (it had started raining), there she was, her trunk open, pondering again. What else could I do? I stopped the car, hopped out and loaded the bag into her trunk. It seems very odd to me that these things happen occasionally, even stranger when they are fifteen minutes apart and involve the same people. I wonder how she got it out of her car?
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@Happy2BeMe (55736)
• Canada
20 Apr
That was very sweet and kind of you to do that. I am sure she greatly appreciated it.
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• Eugene, Oregon
20 Apr
It was so strange to see her again in that crowded parking lot.
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@Happy2BeMe (55736)
• Canada
21 Apr
@JamesHxstatic yes it would be
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@much2say (30767)
• United States
21 Apr
You are like Superman . . . you just know when someone needs help, and you know just what to do !
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• Eugene, Oregon
21 Apr
Wow, I never thought of that! Thanks!
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@much2say (30767)
• United States
21 Apr
@JamesHxstatic You need a cape with a big J on it (for Super JAMES!)
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• Eugene, Oregon
21 Apr
@much2say My wife is quite the seamstress; I'll ask her to make one.
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@sallypup (16396)
• Moses Lake, Washington
20 Apr
I have joked with the grocery baggers that want to help me at the store that they can come home with me and carry the bags up the deck steps and into the house. Its that hefting stuff up the steps that gets me most.
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@paigea (18902)
• Canada
21 Apr
Yes, it is easier getting it from the shopping cart into the car than to get it into the house isn't it!
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• Eugene, Oregon
21 Apr
I always wonder about that too @paigea & @sallypup. Loading it in the car is one thing, getting it out and into the house is another. When Anne is with me and they ask if they need to put things into separate bags to make them lighter, I always say that "she's stronger than she looks."
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@paigea (18902)
• Canada
21 Apr
@JamesHxstatic I do like my bags packed evenly to carry. I like my reusable bags so I don't have to worry about them breaking. At one grocery store they pretty much always took your groceries out to the car. They would always head to the trunk and I would always ask them to put the heavier things on the seat. It is easier to lift it out from the seat than to have to lean over the trunk and get it up. One can slide things off the seat.
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@LadyDuck (95234)
• Switzerland
21 Apr
James, she is waiting and praying to meet you again to got the bag out of her car.
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• Eugene, Oregon
21 Apr
Now that would really be strange wouldn't it?
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@LadyDuck (95234)
• Switzerland
21 Apr
@JamesHxstatic Yes, it would be, but it happened that the same day we met a completely unknown person three times and then never again in our life.
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• China
21 Apr
It seemed as if you were predestined to help her once and again.But then ,the old woman was fortunate enough to come across you -a helpful person.
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• Eugene, Oregon
21 Apr
It was a strange occurrence for sure.
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@Trensue (5272)
• United States
20 Apr
Hopefully she has great neighbors.
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• Eugene, Oregon
20 Apr
Yes, or a husband who stayed home that day.
@Kandae11 (16677)
20 Apr
I was wondering the same thing. Maybe there was someone at home who could do it for her.
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• Eugene, Oregon
20 Apr
I hope so. She was about Anne's size and the bag was half her height.
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@valmnz (11904)
• New Zealand
23 Apr
I'm sure she appreciated your kindness and no doubt would find someone to help her at the other end.
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@FayeHazel (6216)
• United States
21 Apr
That was nice of you to help. I hope she had someone on the other end - at her home to help get it out....
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@paigea (18902)
• Canada
21 Apr
She was lucky you were around. Twice
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@teamfreak16 (26657)
• Manitou Springs, Colorado
21 Apr
Nice thing to do. That's good Karma.
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@RubyHawk (13281)
• Atlanta, Georgia
21 Apr
Strange things happen. Maybe there is a reason. Anyway you were a Good Samaritan.
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1 May
that was very kind of you to help! awhile back, i took the kids (thankfully) with me to Costco. It was shortly after my surgery. I realized they were going to have to lift the water bottles, the big box of paper, and then, push the HEAVY cart for me.... I was glad i brought them!
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• Eugene, Oregon
1 May
Yes, it was a good thing they were along.
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4 May
@JamesHxstatic that stuff at costco can get quite heavy
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 May
@jillybean1222 Yes, too heavy for Anne or this small Asian lady. I guess it is the way I was raised.
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@PatZAnthony (10519)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
22 Apr
She's probably standing in the driveway waiting for you to show up and unload it for her right now!
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• Laguna Woods, California
24 Apr
@PatZAnthony - That is a funny image ... the woman standing in her driveway waiting for James to show up again!
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@PatZAnthony (10519)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
24 Apr
@DeborahDiane That is exactly what came to mind when I read what was here!
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@Tampa_girl7 (19792)
• United States
25 Apr
I bet she appreciated your help.
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@Freelanzer (4627)
• Canada
6 May
I am sure she has people at home to help her. I have found myself in that position before but no one asked if they could help. Good for you
@DeborahDiane (13253)
• Laguna Woods, California
24 Apr
@JamesHxstatic - I hope the woman had someone at home who could help her. It was very kind of you to help her out. It was more than karma. You are just a good person who notices when someone is in need.