Time to Read – 1 Minutes, and a few scary seconds


Perhaps a rare thing these days

Perhaps not

I witnessed it when I was in Scotland visiting my parents last week – my dad is just out of a three month stay in hospital after breaking his leg. He is 90, and now very infirm.

He can only walk with the aid of a Zimmer frame, and is hard of hearing.

Understandably, he wanted to get out for a while, so he decided to go and pay for the newspapers.

When we arrived at the shop, it was busy. We waited our turn, and then my dad and I reached the front. I won’t go into details of the transaction, but it was complicated – a long queue formed, and…

…And then I realised – no-one in the queue was complaining, quite the reverse…and the man behind the counter was so very understanding, attentive and kind.

Quentin in The Loaning paper shop in Alloway, Ayr

You made my dad’s day – thank you

With my love and best wishes


Who are you going to be kind to, today?

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