The clerk was already ringing up my groceries when I realized I had no wallet. No cash, no debit card, no credit card. I was asking if the stuff could sit and wait for me, for 20 minutes, because that’s how long it takes me to get home and back. Suddenly, a co-worker who happened to be a couple of people behind me in line, stepped up and offered to pay for my groceries.
It was NOK 720, no small amount, because it was some major weekend shopping, but she whipped out her wallet and paid for it all in cash.
Tomorrow she gets her 720 back – and that hug I meant to give her today.