I'm just going to jump right in here...
I have a shoe box wrapped in paper whose sole purpose (other than shoes) has been a catchall for all of my random things over the years that hold some sort of past memory. You know the one.
The one that held matchbooks from your favorite concert, or those crazy pictures that only you and the person you were with will ever see the light of day?
Well, a few days ago, I came across my long lost box...packed in another box...for probably the last six years.
While rummaging through through it, laughing at this and that, I came across something that really gave me a life lesson. It was a note from the Domonios delivery guy that really made me realize that it is truly the little things we do for others that really have an impact on them.
I'm sure you're wondering how in the world this story has a life lesson in it, but trust me it does.
So here goes the story with the delivery boy, Brent.
It was the year 2004 in Corinth, Texas in my apartment parking lot.
I notice a troubled guy in the parking lot as I am getting out of my car. You can tell he is pissed. I watch out of the corner of my eye as he mumbles and messes with stuff in his Domonio's delivery truck.
I think to myself how much I want a pizza now. ha ha, just kidding. not.
Seriously though, this guy is obviously having a rough evening and I can totally sympathize because I've had those EXACT same days. Any HOO, he proceeds to stop me and ask me a random question about someone in the building, which then led him to ultimately tell me about his crummy day all of which I patiently listened to. After his two minute rant, he asked if he could use my cell phone.
"Of course!" (Believe it or not, but eight years ago, not everyone had cell phones!)
So he makes his call and thanks me profusely as I wave my hands at him to say it ain't no big thang and we take our separate ways.
Or so I thought.
The next day as I made my way to my car, I found a note sticking to the windshield of my car.
|I'm so glad I'm not the only one who uses parentheses like that.|
In case you can't read what he wrote:
Thanks for letting me use your cell. The idiot (to say the least) shorted me a dollar and no tip. But its cool we put a bad report on her store record ha ha. Its people like you that insure me humanity isn't shot to crap. Anyway here are some free coupons. I was pushing for a pizza but no go. Well enjoy your cinnastix and thanks again.--Dominos delivery guy Brent P.S. On Back
I'm glad it was the right car b/c there were twelve of these coupons in there!! Trust me, I used 11 of them before they expired. YUM!
So, it just goes to show how awesome I am. KIDDING!! For real though, its the small things we do for one another that can really impact someones day attitude. It's a reminder of treating people with kindness and honesty. Thanks, Brent. They were delicious.
Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.