I've been battling a cold for the last week. Now it is just a lingering, annoying cough, that always seems to strike at the wrong time. Earlier today, I was at Customer Service at the store when a serious coughing fit came on. I'm literally handing the woman money and trying so hard not to cough that my eyes are watering. She looked genuinely worried. I could barely choke out "thank you".
I hurried to the bathroom and locked myself in a stall, coughing the whole time. I was in there about 2 minutes, coughing... waiting... coughing.. thinking to myself I'm going to have to bag the trip and go home. Then I hear someone outside the door say "Goodness! Do you need a cough drop?"
Slightly embarassed, and still coughing, I leave the stall, and try to say something that sounds similar to "yes, pelase". I see the woman with the voice digging in her purse. She looks up, and I am pleasantly surprised to see that she is my neighbor, Deb, from 2 doors down. She took 1 cough drop (the best kind apparently, and you can only order them online, she says), and gave me the rest of the package, saying I need it more than her.
I don't know if it's something about the small town, but I run into people I know in Fremont County more than I ever have out of it. Today I was grateful that the woman who saved my day turned out to be my neighbor :)