I have but a brief post today because it changed at about 9:37 Tuesday night.
I was typing something incredibly funny, but the doorbell rang. It never rings.
The building is a secured building and if anyone gets through...they knock.
Not Tuesday night.
Our next door neighbor was clanging away on our doorbell like a trolley conductor.
I answered the door and she said that she wanted me to open the door for the paramedics.
She’s on oxygen and has a boatload of other problems, but the thing is, I hardly know her.
I said, “whatever you need."
And in my underwear, I walked her down to the door, told her to sit down because she was breathing heavily, and waited for the paramedics to get there so I could open the secured door.
In spite of our snowstorm, the paramedics got there relatively quickly, and I let them in for her. They did their thing, and carted her up.
On her way out I said, “If they keep you, call me, and I’ll bring you whatever you need, okay?” She smiled, and nodded in the affirmative.
Why do I mention this? For some accolades or atta boys? Hardly. People who truly know me know I would do this for anyone. In fact…
This is why I do mention this.
I’m sure all of you would react in the same manner, but not everyone does.
I barely know this woman, but my unthinking, human reaction to her annoying doorbell ringing was to help her.
Why can’t all people be like that?
If we were all like that, this world would be a better place.