I’m back. I am hormonal. I am tired. My feet are swollen. I’m not superwoman. I can’t do everything, and do you know what? Why the fuck should I have to.
As women, we get on with shit, yes we moan about it, and ”nag” and ”act crazy” but we get shit done, it’s just what we do. But there comes a time when you need a bit of help, and you shouldn’t have to ask for it.
I was in Aldi doing the food shop the other week, it was the first time I noticed I should slow down a bit, it wasn’t my belly hurt when I lifted the stuff onto the conveyor belt, but I was more aware of it. Aldi is a task anyway, especially once you get to that till and you have approx 10 seconds to grab your stuff put it in a bag, get your money/card out, pay for it, before theyre either stood there tapping on the till impatiently, or shoving some other poor bugger’s shopping at you. So I dread it every time, Mercadona is alot better (depending on who you get) but I thought no, fuck it, plus I fancied there fresh lasagne (if you haven’t tried it what are you waiting for?!)
So anyway, I was stood in the queue, ready for the mission ahead, and there was a guy behind me with a few items, I normally let people like this go before me but it was too late as the cashier had already started, and he could see I was getting myself into a pickle, and he just stepped in, and asked if he could help me, I was in shock (also wondering if this is the sort of this where u get distracted and they nick your purse) but no, he started packing my bags for me, and when the cashier started staring at me impatiently waiting for me to pay he simply told me ”no, pack your stuff into your trolley first before you pay, there’s no rush” while he carried on helping me, and do you know what? Something so simple from someone I don’t know, really restored my faith in humanity. It might not sound like alot to people, and it somehow makes it worse when people are impatient and rude, because you realise it’s not hard to be nice, and how one simple act of kindness can change someone’s day without you realising it.
I don’t really know what the point of this post is, but what I’m simply saying is if you see someone is having a tough day and needs even a few little words of encouragement, say them. If you see a plate needs washing up, wash it. Someone looks like they need 5 minutes out and a cup of tea? Put that kettle on. If your girlfriend/wife looks tired at the end of the day, cook dinner, it doesn’t have to be anything big or fancy, not all these gestures need to be instagram-worthy like buying expensive jewellry or taking us out to expensive restaurants (this would also be nice haha!), sometimes it’s just the little things that mean the most.
And to the man in Aldi, I didn’t get your name : Thank you, there should be more people like you in this world.