- Walking out of a downtown building, I noticed an elderly woman seated on a comfortable bench waiting for her ride to pick her up. "Good morning, mam," I said to her. "Have a nice day!" Her eyes twinkled, as she replied , "Oh, angel, you're just too kind! You have a good day too."
- Got into a conversation with an employee about his weekend. "Have a good weekend," I asked him in passing. "I did, but about all I did was work," he explained. "Right now I have three jobs--this one and two more!" "You better watch that burning the candle at both ends," I quipped."Yeah, I know, but I have two kids in college," he explained. "Someday, they will rise up and call you blessed," I offered.
- A wisp of a man whom I've known for a long time, looked at the impossibly long line of people come to get food, and remarked simply, "I'm starving. Don't you see, I'm starving. I can't stand in that line."
- A volunteer, a young man, approached me as I double parked on an extremely busy day in our food center. "You dropping off something, sir?" he asked. "No, I'm trying park. I work here," I tried to explain, a bit defensively, thinking, "This this guy doesn't know me from Adam All-Fox!. "Well, we don't let people park here," he kindly informed me. As I was thinking what to say by way of explanation--as in "I need to get inside, I work here!" He appeared again and told me, "Park over here," as he pointed toward a cone-bordered space he had "made" for me. Before I could thank him, he told me, "I didn't want your car to get hit." What's to say but thanks?
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Incidents over the last week. . .