Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Random Act Of Kindness

We went to buy boxes to pack our stuff that needs to be sent home by airfreight. So we braved ourselves to walk a 3km distance today to go to 1, Talavera Road (untuk anak-anakku di Sydney, that's from Culloden Road to Sambal at Lane Cove..jauh tu!) and found Pack Send situated in the middle of nowhere. When we FINALLY reached the office, the guy at the reception greeted us with a warm smile. He just looks like a typical Aussie bloke and talked like one too... haha

Dah walked for an hour tu, penat jugaklah kan so we kinda took our time in choosing the boxes we need. We were all half-panting, I think but the three of us kept our cool. After choosing the boxes, each of us had 4 boxes to bring back and the guy who looks like he should be called Tim looked at us quite amazedly

Tim: Did you guys drive here?
Us: Nope (smiles)
Tim: Then how are you gonna bring all of these back?
Us: We'll probably walk...or take a bus
Tim: *muka terkejut and ran to the back of the shop.. came back and said* I will send you guys back because I can't imagine the three of you bringing these boxes on your own
Us: erkkk.... *equally terkejut, didn't have the time to say anything*
Tim: I'll meet you guys outside
Us: *terkebil-kebil and speechless but grateful*

When he dropped us home, he enthusiastically waved goodbye to the three of us and you should just look at our beaming faces. You see, it doesn't require too much to be remembered. Tim only sent us back on a 5 minutes journey back to our place but his help did meant quite a lot especially because he was a stranger and he was not obliged to do so for us. It turns out a random act of kindness is that random after all :)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

i so understand. that time mase kitrog pegi collect our boxes tu (God knows how jauh that place was. dahla kat neighbourhood tah mane2), each of us had 10 boxes with us. and the thought of having to walk all the way to that bus stop from the housing area sangat tak best (and tu baru nak get out of the place. x pk lagi nak naik bus tuka naik taxi sampai muv. keep in mind the 10 boxes each of us was carrying). so the person's neighbour (the guy we bought the boxes from takde kat rumah. he left the boxes outside), a very sweet lady actually called a cab for us! sangat baik hati!

yes. like you said. an act of kindness, esp from a stranger sangat menyentuh hati la kan. happy packing!

-tasha-

Ana Shirin said...

owwhhh.. thank you, tasha...

btw, kerana kisah boxes youlah, i decide to buy it kat talavera je.. at least, kalau lebih, boleh pulangkan and get refund :D

Noreen said...

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