Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Day 291: Cleaned Up A Spill
Without out fail, if I am out at a nice restaurant, I will spill a beverage of some sort on a table. I am somewhat of a bull in a china shop anyway, but put me in an upscale restaurant and there are sure to be spills. So I completely understand the embarrassment that comes with spilling a drink in public, especially when the wait staff/employees have to come and clean up your dirty work. I kept this embarrassment in mind today when I saw an elderly woman at a local Au Bon Pain spill an entire soft drink on her table, and subsequently the floor. I immediately ran over to the condiment stand and grabbed a handful of napkins. So today, for my random act of kindness, I cleaned up a spill for the woman and made small talk with her while I did it. It isn't the biggest gesture in the world, but it is an impromptu random act of kindness that shows even small acts can be helpful.