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Is this weird? Or just someone being nice?

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staceyh90 Mon 10-Nov-14 14:23:43


Today I was in my local tesco with my 2 1/2 year old daughter, when I got chatting to an old lady who asked how old she was so I told her. Then she said she had a brand new tea set at her house and wanted to get rid of (was for her grandson last year but got him something else) so once I finished in tesco I popped over and she gave me the toy and I said thank you and is she sure and doesn't want any money for it. She said no just glad for it to be gone and glad it will get some use. So I told my OH and he said it was weird. I just think it's just someone being nice?

What do you think?

claraschu Mon 10-Nov-14 14:24:57

Someone being nice: too bad to think that is weird.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Mon 10-Nov-14 14:25:32

Not weird at all

Only1scoop Mon 10-Nov-14 14:26:44

What a lovely lady. Pop her a nice card through letterbox.

ByTheWishingWell Mon 10-Nov-14 14:26:54

I think she sounds really nice. Why does your DP think it was weird?

itiswhatitiswhatitis Mon 10-Nov-14 14:28:56

It probably sounded unusual to your DH which is a shame there are lots of acts of random kindness out there

ArcheryAnnie Mon 10-Nov-14 14:28:56

Another vote here for someone just being nice.

traviata Mon 10-Nov-14 14:39:22

perhaps your DD could do her a card, with handprints or something like that.

nannynick Mon 10-Nov-14 14:41:25

Its nice. Better than going to landfill.

HelpMeGetOutOfHere Mon 10-Nov-14 14:41:34

doesn't sound weird to me, sounds like a nice lady, wanting to give your dd something nice.

Thurlow Mon 10-Nov-14 14:56:39

How is that odd? Lady sees your DD, something makes her remember that tea set she has, so she thinks she'll do a good deed and pass it over. It's a lovely gesture.

I agree, now you know her address I would get your DD to help you make a card and send it to her. People love that. My parents left some old garden planters out of their front drive recently for people to take, my mum was incredibly made up when someone sent them a card with a photo of the planter that they had repainted and put in their garden.

prettywhiteguitar Mon 10-Nov-14 16:53:18

That's lovely I would also be in the camp of sending a thank you card, why not stretch to chocolates !

She was a nice lady who just gave something away !

Floggingmolly Mon 10-Nov-14 16:57:10

It's a lovely thing to do. Do make sure to acknowledge it in some way (I know you've already thanked her), maybe some flowers?

SirVixofVixHall Mon 10-Nov-14 16:59:52

I am rather shocked that your OH would think it "weird". Sorry state of affairs when an old lady can't do a random act of kindness without being labelled strange. sad.

BuilderMammy Mon 10-Nov-14 17:01:37

She sounds lovely. A nice thank you card would definitely be appropriate.

beautyfades Mon 10-Nov-14 17:05:31

He's weird.

PinkAndBlueBedtimeScares Mon 10-Nov-14 17:14:31

I think it's a lovely thing to do!

I was in child's the other day asking if they had any reins for my dd-come-bolter and they didn't, the lady behind me at the till said she did at home as would happily give them to me! She said she was in my area the next day so I gave her my address and she popped over, I invited her and her dd (only slightly older than mine) in for a cuppa, she's lovely, we are going to hers next week for a play date.. I agree with ^^ your dps weird not the lady!!

mollypollly Mon 10-Nov-14 17:34:25

What a lovely thing for her to do, and shame on your OH for thinking it weird. Definitely send her a little card or something, I bet that would make her day smile

staceyh90 Mon 10-Nov-14 18:08:07

Well I thought it was lovely too. And I've said I will get DD to do her a card and get a box of chocs. I said to him that she was just being nice and it's just the world we live in now that people don't usually do nice things like that anymore so maybe that's why I don't know. Thanks for all your comments glad no one else thinks it's strange. X

staceyh90 Mon 10-Nov-14 18:33:35

Can I also just say when I got there it wasn't a tea set it was this... Very nice lady.

beautyfades Tue 11-Nov-14 04:09:55

Aww that's lovely and probably made her day. Love hearing things like this.

GingerSkin Tue 11-Nov-14 04:59:46

I'd take a picture of dd playing with it and pop that in a card. It would make the ladies' day for sure.

ColdCottage Tue 11-Nov-14 05:18:47

She is just being nice. People are so scared of everything these days they dot stop to think it could just be an old lady wanting to be kind.

Have your dd draw her a thank you card. Will probably make her day. (Im sure you have already done this, not meaning to tell you what to do, just know how nice a hand made card is).

You never know she might not be lucky enough to see her family very often and to give joy to your dd might have made her day or like I said she might just have simply done a nice thing.

When I read things like this it makes the world seem more balanced from all the bad we read in the papers.

ColdCottage Tue 11-Nov-14 05:19:52

Sorry posted after only reading op.

claraschu Tue 11-Nov-14 18:29:35

Wow what a fantastic present OP. My kids would have loved that.

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