I seldom if ever watch football but because of one story I received thru e-mail, I did watch the Super Bowl and I was for the Cardinals. However, I think I jinxed them by watching since they lost. But here is why I did watch and why I was for them:
KURTIS THE STOCK BOY AND BRENDA THE CHECKOUT GIRL
In a supermarket, Kurtis the stock boy, was busily working
when a new voice came over the loud speaker asking for a
carry out at 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
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
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 as cute as a bug,
Kurtis thought, then Brenda brought out her son, in a
wheelchair. He was born a paraplegic with Down Syndrome.
Kurtis asked 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 had done. Kurtis was not ordinary - - - he had a
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 restroom,
he picked him up out of his wheelchair, took him and 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. Since then they have added two more kids.
So what happened to Kurtis the stock boy and Brenda the
check-out girl? Well, Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Warner now live in
Arizona , where he is currently employed as the quarterback
of the National Football League Arizona Cardinals and has
his Cardinals in the hunt for a possible appearance in the
Super Bowl. Is this a surprise ending or could you have
guessed that he was not an ordinary person.
It should be noted that he also quarterbacked the Rams in
Super Bowl XXXVI. He has also been the NLF’s Most Valuable
Player twice and the Super Bowl’s Most Valuable Player.
AND THE REST OF THE STORY:
Today at church our minister mentioned that when Kurt, his
wife and 7 children go out to eat he has one of his children
pick out a family eating at the restaurant. Kurt then tells
the wait staff he is picking up the tab for that family’s
dinner annonimously. He remembers the days he was working
nights in the grocery store and feeding his family on food
Makes it hard not to root for the Cardinals IN THE SUPER
BOWL since they won today…doesn’t it?