Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mama Always Said, "You have not because you ask not!"



The other day, I decided to go out with the kiddies to cash in on the free KFC. I packed up all the kids up and off we went. When I got to the drive thru, I was told that I had to get a raincheck for the chicken b/c of the "overwhelming response." What did they think was going to happen...after all they advertised on Oprah!

I got the raincheck and had to put it in the mail that day. But alas, I had no stamps! Since the post office was close by, I decided to go. However, there was no way I was going to get the double stroller out, unload Halley, snap in the twins, run inside for 1 stamp, push the stroller back outside while getting Halley to hold onto the stroller, buckle Halley back in, lift the twins back into their seats, put the double stroller away, and get back in the car! Aren't you tired just thinking about how much energy that would take?

So here was my solution: I backed the truck up from where I was parked to get closer to the door and asked a complete stranger something like this, "Excuse me ma'am, I have 3 very cute but hard to transport children in my car. Would you please find it in yourself to help a sista out?" Of course she obliged. I even got express service b/c her son was with her and ran the stamps and my change out to me! Like mama said, "You have not because you ask not!"

6 comments:

Joy said...

Jesus may have also made a reference to that at one point or another...Your momma is so smart.

Shell said...

Hi Shaunta' - thanks so much for checking out my coupon binder.

I'd be happy to share how I make the inserts. Look for a tutorial coming this week.

I only have one toddler but I totally understand where you're coming from with the whole unload, unpack, snap in, reload, rebuckle, repack thing. Wouldn't it be awesome if the post office offered a drive thru service?!

Keisha Reid said...

LOL!! I love this story, and what a timeless truth!

Z' Hodges said...

That was so cute and sweet. Isn't it good to find nice help? LOL

we'd read another story if the sista would have said, "No!" LOL But praise the Lord that she didn't. I mean, who could resist a dear godly woman with her 3 baby blessings! LOL

Zinnada<><

Keisha Coconut said...

Lol. Great story, I'm taking notes. :)

Brian and Ella said...

Great idea! That could have saved me so much time and energy...