How about Ohio!!!!!!
Once upon a time, about 2 years ago, when hurricane Rita was heading our way, Kris rescued me.
I was at Wal-Mart buying hurricane supplies. I had a huge cart overloaded with two hundred plus dollars of said supplies. I had three cranky, tired children. I was pretty cranky and tired myself.
My purchases had been rung up. And then.......my one credit card wouldn't work! Over and over. It still wouldn't work. I had a debit card, but we had forgotten the PIN number long ago. I don't carry a checkbook with me. And of course, I did not have that much cash. They had to move me to another line and ring up my supplies again. I was not wanting to part with my supplies - they were hard to come by! It still wouldn't work! The credit card company was not much help. It wasn't our fault. They had suspended its use because of a possibly questionable transaction. OK. Fair enough, but it wasn't helping me now.
I was about to give up. I couldn't get a hold of anybody to help. As much I hated to abandon my supplies, I would have to. Just as I was about to sit down on the floor next to my fussy children and cry along, in walked Kris. And along with Kris came her credit card. She was so generously willing to pay for my stuff and send me home. What a blessing! What a lifesaver!
I remembered this incident on Saturday as I shopped at Target for hurricane supplies once again. (Probably no hurricane this time, but we did need a few things just in case.) As I rounded the last corner to grab a couple of pizzas for dinner, my cell phone rang. It was Brian, informing me that I had no wallet. I was tired. I felt like crying. Even though I have my card number and date memorized, they needed the card. They held my purchases and Brian had to come back later.
No Kris this time. I guess Ohio was a bit too far to come!
What did I learn?
Someone else can shop for hurricane supplies next time!