Thursday, October 8, 2009

Do unto others...

Devotional is over! Time for lunch. Seeing a young man walking on his way home to Howard's apartments, I realize that the Devotional lecture must have done its work on me. "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." I pull up a little ways ahead of the suffering walker. I roll down my windows as a little girl petals by on her tiny tricycle. I state clearly, "Hey Bert! Do you want a ride?" ....He continues walking. "Bert!".....He keeps walking. The little girl is about to pass him. "BERT YOUNG DO YOU WANT A RIDE?!!! BERT!!!" The little girl immediately falls off her bike from the shock of some stranger yelling so abruptly out a window. ...Bert keeps walking despite the sudden flash of pink ribbons all over the sidewalk and the crash of one tricycle wheel coming off the sidewalk. Bert walks to the corner and I see him pop out his ear phones. Its funny what you miss when your I-pod on...

2 comments:

Malori Jo said...

Lol - that is so true!! We have kids at the school who have those things permanently attached to their ears - and when I am at the gym I don't hear anything going on around me!
Good for you for being so kind and asking him for a ride...it's the thought that counts right?
Was little tricycle girl ok?

beau.shaunalee said...

You need to read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. tonight.


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