Christi: I was leaving the convenience store recently when a very large black gentleman was coming across the parking lot toward the store. He was wearing the typical “gangster” looking attire and had a rather menacing appearance.
I held the door open for him as he slowly walked across the parking lot and when he got closer and realized I was holding the door for him he started doing that fast walk/jog thing and thanked me very sincerely.
He walked in then stopped in his tracks shook his head looked back at me with a puzzled look on his face and said “thank you so very much…thank you, thank you.” May have had to have been there but it was actually a very moving moment.
Zero: Thank YOU for doing that. And thank you for sharing.
I just saw a business with one of those changeable letter signs out front that said:
“Kindness is like a boomerang, it always returns.”
Clearly these people have never thrown a boomerang.
Otherwise, it would say:
“Kindness is like a boomerang, sometimes it goes flying off into the bushes where you can’t find it, sometimes it ends up in the crazy neighbor’s yard with the ‘Trespassers will be shot’ signs plastered all over, and sometimes a racoon grabs it and runs up a tree with it and you have to coax it down with peanut butter, bananas, and left over cornbread.”
NOTE: The following “adventure” played out over the course of a few hours — with those who were following along wondering what would happen next and being surprised with each photo. While it is still enjoyable presented all at once like this, it does lose a bit of the “adventure” aspect.
Decided to go for a walk on my birthday with Bill Dollar. We came across some train tracks.
Bill tells me he’s always afraid of walking along train tracks because he fears he might twist an ankle.
I told Bill Dollar that he should probably be more concerned about oncoming trains.
Q:Who is Bill Dollar? A: Bill Dollar is Bill Dollar. It has been noted, however, that he strikes an uncanny resemblance to a Lego minifigure in the upcoming Lego Movie. But that’s not Bill Dollar. That’s some other dude who looks like Bill Dollar.
Q:What did you take the photos with? A: A Samsung Galaxy S3. I think my real camera would be overkill for now.
Q:Are we going to see more adventures with Bill Dollar? A: I hope so. This was silly fun to do and I’d love to expand this concept even further. Way further.
Q:How did you develop the story? A: I had Bill Dollar with me. And a dinosaur. I simply made it up as I went along — dramatic pause — through the amazing power of imagination!
I’ve decided that tomorrow I’m going to tie a bunch of cans to the back of my 4Runner, paint “Just Married” on the back window, and just drive around and see what happens.
If people ask me about my partner, I’ll just say that she doesn’t exist yet and that I’m really just practicing.
Because, seriously, how am I supposed to know how dragging a bunch of cans behind my car is going to affect my driving — or my gas mileage for that matter.
Because on my wedding day, I want to be able to turn to my newly wedded wife and say, “Don’t worry about the cans, baby. I spent a day in back 2013 driving around with cans hanging off the back of my 4Runner. I’ve prepared for this moment. I know what I’m doing.”
And she’ll believe me, too.
Because if she’s marrying me, she’ll know just how odd — and yet amazingly prepared! — I really am. ;)
Also, at my wedding, everyone needs to throw dried bread instead of rice.
Because I made a pact with a bunch of ducks once and I’m not going to break it.