At lunchtime I wanted an ice cream. It is a hot day...
Now I could have gone into a shop and bought one for £1.25, but I decided not to and went into a place that sells them in boxes of 4 for £1. OK, they are not quite as nice as the £1.25 each ones, but hey!
So, there I was, eating an ice cream, knowing I could eat a second but not a third or fourth. What to do with the ones that were left.
I saw a guy with a young girl walking towards me.
"Excuse me, I hope you don't think this is too weird, but I bought would you like an ice cream? I can't eat them all."
They were slightly bewildered, but the girl happily took one, and the guy thanked me.
100 yards further on there were a few guys clearing stuff out of a house into a big skip/dumpster. As I passed a hot, dust-covered worker looked at my ice cream with obvious envy.
"Do you want one?"
I whipped the last spare one out of the box and handed it to him.
"You, sir, are a true gentleman!" he declared to the world at large.
I smiled and continued on my way.
Amazing how such simple things can brighten someone's day. Wish I had bought another box now!