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Garlic had run out. I couldn’t get any from Rustan’s Katipunan. Well, what could I do but to just head home? On our way home, along Xavierviile Avenue in Quezon City, my husband and I saw a small vegetable stand.
I had noticed it already on our way to Rustan’s Supermarket in Katipunan. However, I didn’t really mind it. I was expecting more from Rustan’s since that’s where we normally go.
Unfortunately, there was no garlic, no tomatoes, no alcohol, no tissue paper. But as always, there was great service. The guards, the cashiers, and everybody else in Rustan’s Katipunan are never short of great service.
The Little Veggie Stand
As we were driving home, we almost missed the little veggie stand. There were two or three cars parked. At most, there were three folks looking to buy some veggies. There were plenty of veggies to choose from. It was a promising sight for me. So, I got out of the car to check the little veggie stand. Then I met Adora.
Like any normal buyer, the first thing I asked was the price of the garlic. The lady said it was 250 a kilo. Confidently, I told the lady I was going to get a kilo. Then I took out my wallet and noticed I didn’t have enough cash. Yikes! I probably had enough for about half a kilo but definitely not enough for one kilo.
So, I told the lady to lessen the garlic since I didn’t have enough cash. Then she told me it was okay. I could get the one kilo for the cash that I had on hand. I said …what?
Seriously, I told her it was okay to get less than a kilo. I figured someone could buy what she was giving to me for free. Then she told me that she had enough supply of garlic that she didn’t mind giving me some for free.
Seriously, I told her it was okay to get less than a kilo. I figured someone could buy what she was giving me for free. Then she told me that she had enough supply of garlic that she didn’t mind giving me some for free.
And Adora Was Her Name
Adora was her name. Too bad, I couldn’t remember her face because she was wearing a mask. However, I can’t forget her kindness. Her stall is located along Xavierville, Quezon City. it’s opposite Metrobank. Mabuhay ka, Adora! Salamat!
BTW, I ended up paying the one kilo of garlic. Turned out, my husband had some cash. 🙂
Have you encountered an Adora these days? Feel free to share some of your stories of kindness with us.
I live in Loyola Heights. So, when I saw your post on FB, I decided to check her out. She does have a lot of vegetables and fish. The good thing about going to her stall is that there aren’t a lot of people We just had to really slow down to find her stall but it’s along Xavierville Ave. So, it shouldn’t be too hard for anyone to find it.