Although it was after closing, I was not done yet. Another man came up to the counter. Ike was carrying an armload of stuff for him. He also had his own armload of stuff. I began to ring up his things. He stood there in his overalls with a big smile on his face. "This just tickles me," he said. He got a clearanced blower, and an armload of shirts marked down to $1.99. A welding hat and some waterproof boots. As I rang everything up, he said, "I got some great deals!" and I agreed. Once more, he said, "This just tickles me!" He raved about the store. He raved about the people in the store. He was a happy man, in from Oklahoma working in the area. I liked listening to him. "I'm a blessed man! God has been good to me," he said. And I said, "He's been awful good to me too," and we grinned across the counter at each other.
I'm glad that a man like that followed that rude woman. I closed up the store, and I felt better.