I got out, went up to the meter and saw there was more than an hour left on it. Lucky us! So I noticed the meter for the car parked beside us had expired. Since I was standing there anyway with change in my hand, I put it in the expired meter and walked away.
As we were heading toward the shops, my husband asks "What did you do that for?"
I responded "Because his/her meter was out of money"
So he says "Well that's their problem, not yours. I wouldn't have done it."
I looked at him rather puzzled and said "Maybe it belongs to a mother who has kids with her and she's up to her neck dealing with them and didn't notice the time, maybe it's for someone who isn't feeling well and they haven't gotten back to it, maybe it's for someone who just doesn't give a crap. Whoever it is, I don't care. It gave me the chance to do a good deed."
His response surprised me. "It's NOT a good deed because they didn't see you do it."
And I said "It is so a good deed because I know I did it."
What do you think?
Is it a "good deed" when you do something for someone even though they never know you did it?