She’s just an ordinary looking girl in her late teens working a check-out register at Food Lion. I wouldn’t have given her a second thought if I didn’t know her story. Let me tell you about her.
I don’t know her name, but I know she was born and raised in Conway, South Carolina. She was in an accelerated academic program that allowed her to begin college courses after she finished the eighth grade. That’s right, this girl started college at the age of fourteen and graduated four years later. She’s taking a year off to earn some money before she moves on to graduate school.
It’s amazing the things you can learn waiting in a grocery check-out line. Everyone has a story to tell. This morning I got a glimpse into the extraordinary life of the cashier at Food Lion. I wonder where she’ll be five years from now.
It wasn’t much, just a small moment in a day that’s comprised of hundreds of such moments. She won’t remember it. That’s all right – I will.