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I was driving back from Cleveland to Jersey last night. I hit a terrible snarl of traffic just as it was starting to get dark.
The darkness, coupled with the lack of activity started to get to me, and I was feeling pretty drowsy. I tried calling people, but my service was dead in Pennsylvania.
Finally, I got out of the traffic, and pulled into the nearest rest area. I needed caffiene, badly. I run to the machine, hoping for a pepsi when I realize my smallest bill is a twenty. I start asking around, hoping someone has change, but no luck.

A guy approaches me. "Whatsamatter, boy?" he asks me. I ask him if he has change, but he doesn't. "How much yew need?" he asks. I explain that I just need a drink to keep me up. He opens his wallet and pulls out two bills. "Here," he says, "and use the change to get yerself a candy burr, kid."
I start thanking him, telling him that I just need something to pep me up for the rest of the trip, but he stops me with an upraised hand.

"I don't need no reason, boy. I see yew need help, that's enough fer me. Yew just drive safe, y'hear?"

I heard. With the sugar in my bloodstream I was ready to finish the trip...

By: Shmuel | Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 10/23/2007 05:19:00 AM | |

The Seat of Kindness

I was on the bus for a LONG time this morning. There was traffic and traffic and traffic. We had to take an alternate route and then more traffic. The bus was overfull- there was not enough seats for everyone, so there were a few people standing in the aisle for the entire, extremely long ride. One of the people standing was a woman. A little while into the ride, when it was obvious that we were not going to be arriving at our destination any time soon, I noticed a man getting up from his seat. He got up, moved all his things, and gave his seat to the woman standing in the aisle. The woman was very thankful. I guess chivalry is not dead.

By: Shoshana | Monday, October 22, 2007 at 10/22/2007 08:21:00 AM | |

Sow Only Seeds of Love

I came across a sticker on a bus yesterday and it was just such a nice idea that I wanted to post a link - so here ya go.

By: Shoshana | Monday, October 01, 2007 at 10/01/2007 11:09:00 AM | |