water, you and me

I pick a bottle of water in the supermarket.
When the cashier says:
“44 cent, please” I realize that I don’t have any cash. I blush a little and ask the cashier, if i can pay by card.
“No problem,” she says.
But it is a problem. The machine doesn’t take my card. I triple try it. It doesn’t work.
“I’ll better go to the bank then….” When the girl behind me says,
“I’ ll pay for you.”
She places 50 cents into my palm. I thank her three times and she simply answers
“It’s o.k. I believe water is a basic human right.”

#adventure stories