Because of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 many people are down on BP. Admittedly, they did create and do have a public relations problem on the corporate level. However, I saw something Tuesday that has the potential to restore hope in people.
I parked at the BP station in downtown Jasper, Alabama to get a bag of Peanut M&M’s and a Coke. An elderly lady sat in her car, her walker in the back seat, while a woman much younger than her pumped gas. I did not really take it all in until the younger woman came back into the store only to stand behind the counter. This is not a “full service” station. She did not have to leave the cash register and help that lady pump gas, and I would think take change back out to her, but she did.
I thanked her for her kindness to the elderly lady. She played it off as nothing, that anybody would do that. I think anybody should, but regretfully, I think this lady is an exception. Her actions did restore my hope in people. I duly noted her influence and I pass her story along to you. She put into practice the “golden rule.”
How will you follow her lead today?