Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Day 332: Gave Away My Mittens

This picture came up in a random Google Search and made me laugh.

Before I get into the random act, I want to remind everyone in the Chicagoland area (or those that will be here this weekend), you are all invited to the 366 Random Acts party this Friday.  The party will be at FatPour at 2005 W Division in Chicago, and a portion of each drink package (packages are $35) will go towards Project H.O.O.D.  You don't have to pay for a package either.  If you want to come hang out and have some fun, you are more than welcome!  It should be really cool.

Speaking of really cool, the temperature here in Chicago has dropped to the point where my wife has started her annual "We have to move back to California" diatribes.  When I left to go to work today, the wind hit me like a smack to the face, and I started thinking "Hmmm maybe she's right."  I went back into my house and got a thicker coat, scarf, and gloves because I knew I was going to have to walk around in the cold.  It is difficult to find the right balance between dressing warm and being overdressed, especially when I am going in and out of buildings.  A quick aside: why haven't malls figured out that they don't have to have the heat cranked to 3000 degrees during winter months.  When you go shopping, you always see people who are sweating even though they just came in from subzero temperatures.  I appreciate a respite from the cold, but I don't need to be cooked like a Christmas ham.  I will now step off my soapbox....Back to the act.  I was walking around having just exited a really hot building, and found myself sweating.  I am someone who, when they start to sweat just keeps sweating, so I was dreading my current situation.  That is when I saw a man sitting under the EL tracks asking for change.  I immediately thought back to Sunday, and how cold I was sitting on that street corner and wanted to help him out.  So today, for my random act of kindness, I gave away my mittens to the man because his hands looked like they were freezing.  I could always get another pair, but that man might not have had the same opportunity. 

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