DH and I are in a rough spot right now. His job just cut his hours from 60/wk to 40/wk ($600/month less). We've been paying off debt like you would not believe! But, we have NO savings. We were to only have 2 debts come November, and the cut hours were out of no where- no other employee's hours have been cut, there were no disciplinary measures done before the cut in hours, DH is the 2nd highest paid technician and #1 in skill (the highest paid has been there more years, that's it) and new employees have been hired.
This week, they messed up his paycheck (the last one from the old hours, and something that, if DH handled the money like they think he does, he would not have noticed, so I'm thinking sabotage) and shorted us about $250. We had $30.65 in cash for milk for our son, formula for our daughter and diapers for both. (They are fixing the $$$, it's just the time it takes to send the remainder to us)
I was at WallyWorld, and the total for everything was $30.67- two cents off what I needed (and no, my WW won't help you with a penny or two) The guy behind be gave me the two cents to get the stuff for my kids. It's not very big, but after the week we've had- those two cents were just the best thing that happened to me. I don't think the guy really knows how much it meant, because w/o breaking down in the line, there wasn't too big a way to tell him; but I did thank him more than someone normally would over two pennies.