365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#126 – Generosity and Toilets – Hand in Hand.
Remember the day, oh such a sweet, sweet day, when you could use the toilets out the back of shops if you were in serious need? I fondly recall a time when you just took it for granted, and also, if you needed a glass of water, you could have that for free too. Yes, those were the days of friendly open shop-keepers, of jandals and Adidas knicker shorts, of safe hitch-hiking and of drink bottle sharing. My friends, those were the days of trust.
The good news is that today I witnessed it. It had been a few years, so it took me by surprise, but I caught it all the same. The scent of generosity hung sweet and heady in the air, yet the shop-keeper just carried on, all relaxed and steady, as if she hadn’t just wound the clock back ten years and committed the ultimate act of kindness.
Here’s what it happened:
“Hey Gina, can my boy borrow your toilet, we’re kind of in a hurry if you know what I mean.”
“Oh sure, it’s out the back, just go through the kitchen and take a right past the sink.”
I looked at Gina (whose name has been changed, not for privacy reasons, but because I can’t remember it). She was rolling me an ice-cream and appeared relaxed and calm. She said,
“You know how it is with kids, when they’ve gotta go, they’ve gotta go.”
I looked at her with widened eyes. Admiration coursed through my system, closely followed by relief. So it did still happen! People in shops still trusted customers. I took my ice-cream (huge) and headed out, charmed.
Today’s rating; 10/10
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