Yet another beautiful act of kindness on our trip to Cleveland for the first days of Yom Tov...
Serach & I decided to go bowling last night with our friends, Pobody's Nerfect and Stoner. Stoner [who is not a stoner] was driving, and with a lot of swirling snow, construction, and few lights on the road, it was hard to see where we were going. When we were almost there, it appeared we were lost. We turned around and started trying another street, but still couldn't find the alley - and it was nearing 11:30 while the alley was only open until 12:00. Finally, we called up the bowling alley and asked exactly where they were and if they knew which way we should be going, since our directions didn't seem to be right. The man on the phone started asking where we were, and after we'd turned around yet again, kept asking what we were passing and was directing us all the way there. He spent almost 15 minutes on the phone with us, kindly guiding us on our way, and freaked us out a bit when we were still a few blocks away and he suddenly said "Oh, I see you guys! Keep coming straight..."
When we walked in, he immediately asked which of us he'd been talking to, and stuck out his hand to shake mine when I responded that was me. He then announced to us that seeing as how it was about 11:30, he'd just turn on a lane for us for the half-hour - and all we had to pay was $3.00. That's for four people, including shoes - just three bucks. It was mind-boggling kindness, and we had a wonderful time. (And we managed to finish the game in the half-hour, too. :) )