Oct 25 2007

Hooray for Aldi and a nice man with a quarter


Last week, I had about $5 left of my grocery budget to spend. I thought about going to Aldi, then I decided it could wait until this week.

Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to Aldi I go…

and I forgot a quarter for the cart. I searched under rugs in my car, every crevice and even looked on the ground in the parking lot a little bit. I had .15. Bah!

A very nice man saw that I had no cart, and he offered me a quarter. I tried to give him my .15, but he wouldn’t take it. Hooray for that guy!

I really needed that cart, too, because I bought a ton of stuff:

  • 3-pack green peppers $1.69
  • 4-pack cucumbers .99
  • Bag carrots .99
  • 8 oz. chunk mozzarella $1.79
  • Romaine hearts 1.69
  • “Pillow pack pepper” (pepperoni) $1.69
  • Pancake mix $1.19
  • Flour tortillas .79
  • 2 Pineapple .69 each
  • 2 mandarin oranges .45
  • Sloppy Joe sauce .69
  • 2 Refried beans .49
  • 2 Apple Juice 1.19 each
  • Refrigerated biscuit .27
  • 2 cans corn .39
  • can diced tomato .45
  • Penne pasta .69
  • Diced tomatoes with chilis . 49
  • 2 canned mushrooms .49
  • 2 cans chili beans .39
  • diced tomatoes .45
  • Lemon juice 1.19
  • 4 margarine sticks .59
  • shortning 1.89
  • 2 loaves white bread .59
  • 12 grain bread 1.49
  • Dozen large eggs 1.19
  • Total 29.53

When I was finished, I wheeled my cart to the corral. Nobody was coming, so there was nobody to give my cart to. I just left the quarter in the slot for someone else to use. I hope they’ll pass it on.

And, next time I go to Aldi, I’ll be sure to take two quarters–one for me and one for someone who forgot theirs.

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4 Responses to “Hooray for Aldi and a nice man with a quarter”

  1. Very cool that you plan to pass the generosity on–I am a big believer in “what goes around comes around!”

  2. I love Aldi’s. I too have had someone offer me a quarter. Made me think that there are still nice people in this world!

    Sounds like you had fun.


  3. “pillow pack pepper”

    Could it be pepperoni by any chance? I was recently confused by the way my pepperoni appeared on my shopping receipt!

  4. Anon-

    Yes, it WAS pepperoni, thanks for the reminder! I totally forgot I bought it.

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