Yesterday I was at the store doing a little grocery shopping with my daughter. I was standing in the aisle looking at the different types of deodorant….why are there so many choices, it is ridiculous. Anyway, as I was standing there when a mother and her two teenage daughters came around the corner. One daughter asked her mom if she could get some mouthwash. The mom replied with no, my finances are too tight right now. OK, first off why would you ever deny your kids mouthwash. I would figure out a way to pay for something like that. I could understand saying no to expensive shampoo. But, who am I to judge.
After I heard this I remembered that I had a little bit of cash in my pocket and wanted to give it to the mom so she could buy her daughter mouthwash. I think healthy teeth are important. I didn’t know if that was my place so I decided not too. I also didn’t want to embarrass the mom because I didn’t know the whole situation. Maybe she was using that as an excuse because her daughter is addicted to mouthwash. Who knows? I felt a little guilty afterwards for not giving the mom the money for the mouthwash.
The lesson learned here is to make sure to have your finances in order to buy your family the necessities of life. I consider mouthwash a necessity. What would you have done if you were in my shoes? I know it was probably none of my business, but I don’t mind helping people out that are truly in need. Quite the conundrum, huh?