Sitting with my laptop at a cafe.
An older woman walks by me to make her way to the front registers. As she reaches for her purse, she accidentally drops something on the floor…
Seeing an opportunity to do a good deed, I spring into action — leaping to my feet! —
— and completely fail to notice the other older woman walking in my blind spot behind me.
So as I swiftly swoop down to rescue the item dropped by the woman in front of me, I very uncharacteristically “punch” the extremely present, but completely invisible, lady in the gut behind me.
Needless to say, one person was very appreciative of my act — and the other wasn’t.
Whoever said, “You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” probably wasn’t taking into account that you can be both at the same time.