Caring Lessons Now #4
Yesterday, on my way to the radio interview in Elgin, I took the bus to Union Station where I presented my Reduced Fare (seniors) CTA card, sporting a photo ID, to the ticket agent. He looked at it, glanced up at me, and said, “You pickin’ this up for your ma?”
I wasn’t sure of what he said through the glass. “Excuse me?”
He repeated, “You pickin’ this up for your ma?”
Now I got it. I laughed. “No, that’s me, believe it or not.” I took a breath. “Hey, I needed that comment. Just last week someone called me elderly, and I don’t see myself as that.”
Pushing my ticket through the tray under the glass, the balding man said, “They’ll find out someday. It happens to the best of us.”
As I scooted to the terminal, I wondered, Does he know he made my day?
Say something nice to someone today! And, later, I’ll have more about the fascinating experience I had being a guest on The Laura Dion-Jones Show.