Letter: Thank you for the help

Published: 6/28/2020 12:01:16 AM

As a 75-year-old woman who lives alone and feels fortunate to be healthy enough to work in my yard, I went to Lowe’s in Concord recently to buy mulch. I paid for five bags at checkout and asked if someone could please put them in my trunk, which I have been doing for several years. When I get home with the bags, I open them while they are still in my trunk and shovel out the mulch into my wheelbarrow.

Unfortunately, this time the cashier asked me what kind of car I have, and when I said Honda HRV hatchback, she informed me that because my trunk was open to the rest of my car, they would not be able to do it because of the pandemic. I was surprised, as I have been scheduling a pickup of groceries at Walmart since the pandemic began and they have no issues with putting my order in my trunk.

Because I needed the mulch, I headed out to my car; but after deciding that I should not risk injuring myself by lifting heavy bags, I went into the parking lot to see if I could find another shopper to help me. I was so pleased when the very first strong and healthy-looking man that I asked for help immediately said, “Of course,” and put them in my trunk for me.

I wish I had taken his name so that I could have sent a thank you note; but if you happen to read this, I appreciate you.

MARY ANN MURPHY

Concord


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