Thursday, January 29, 2009

And now you know the rest of the story...

This Super Bowl XLIII (that's 43 for those not up on their Roman numerals)isn't exactly a marquee matchup. Sometimes a neutral fan needs a reason to cheer for or against one of the teams.

Maybe this will help. Maybe you've seen this story that's made the rounds, maybe not. But it bears repeating. Pretend now you're listening to Paul Harvey:

"At a supermarket, Kurtis the stock boy, was busily working when a
new voice came over sking for a carry out at check register 4.
Kurtis was almost finished, and wanted to get some fresh air, and
decided to answer the call. As he approached the check-out stand
a distant smile caught his eye. The new check out girl was beautiful.
She was an older woman (maybe 26, and he was only 22) and he
fell in love.

"Later that day, after his shift was over, he waited by the punch clock
to find out her name. She came into the break room, smiled softly at
him, took her card and punched out, then left. He looked at her card,
BRENDA. He walked out only to see her start walking up the road.

"Next day, he waited outside as she left the supermarket, and offered
her a ride home. He looked harmless enough, and she accepted.
When he dropped her off, he asked if maybe he could see her again,
outside of work. She simply said it wasn't possible. He pressed and
she explained she had two children and she couldn't afford a baby-
sitter, so he offered to pay for the baby-sitter. Reluctantly she
accepted his offer for a date for the following Saturday.

"That Saturday night he arrived at her door only to have her tell him
that she was unable to go with him. The baby-sitter had called and
canceled. To which Kurtis simply said, "Well, let's take the kids
with us."

She tried to explain that taking the children was not an option, but
again not taking no for an answer, he pressed. Finally Brenda,
brought him inside to meet her children. She had an older daughter
who was just cute as a bug, Kurtis thought, then Brenda brought out
her son, in a wheelchair, he was a special needs boy. Kurtis said to Brenda, "I still don't understand why the
kids can't come with us?" Brenda was amazed. Most men would
run away from a woman with two kids, especially if one had
disabilities. Just like her first husband and father of her children

"That evening Kurtis and Brenda loaded up the kids, went to dinner
and the movies. When her son needed anything Kurtis would take
care of him. When he needed to use the rest room, he picked him
up out of his chair, took him, brought him back. The kids loved Kurtis.

"At the end of the evening, Brenda knew this was the man she was
going to marry and spend the rest of her life with. A year later, they
were married and Kurtis adopted both of her children and since then
they have added two more kids.

"So what happened to the stock boy and check out girl? Well, .....
Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Warner are doing quite well. The two-time NFL MVP will quarterback the Arizona Cardinals this Sunday in the Super Bowl against the Steelers."

Just in case you need someone to root for.


shueytexas said...

And here's the REST of the rest of the story... :)

Strawberry said...

Exactly - what is printed here and being circulated via the internet is not the true story. Their story is actually much better than what is given here. Check it out - Beilue - before you print!

Tiffany said...

Okay, maybe there are different versions of the story but this one definitely brought tears to my eyes! I enjoyed it.