As we go about our daily lives nowadays we are given the illusion that the days of please and thank you have gone extinct. With all of today's drivers who'd rather play car chess then follow the rules of the road and jaywalkers who think that the road is one big crosswalk and all.
Well one week ago (Aug. 21) I had something take place on Queen Street that proved that there are still people in this day and age who are kind and have a heart. Last Wednesday after parking I noticed that I had no loonies or quarters for my meter. Being a person who once worked downtown I knew that the meter guy was going to be on this road next. So I counted out 50 cents with 4 dimes and two nickels and I went into Roots, the store my car was in front of, with my 50 cents and asked if they could swap my change for a couple quarters. Well the four attractive girls behind the counter told me that they have no keys for the till and buying something was the only way to open it. Well I knew that my luck would be gone in five minutes and a ticket was coming. Then something truly amazing happened that shocked me and the girls. A women customer who was next to me stopped me from leaving the store by saying, “Excuse me sir, what do you need. I have a looney.” I came back to the counter saying 50 cents is all I have but I need it in quarters. Then this complete stranger ruffles through her purse and said “here you go sir” and hands me two quarters and takes my dimes and nickels. I said thanks, she said no problem sir, and I went on my merry way. She did this all on her own without being approached or asked. I was glad to know that people who care about others still exist.