You would think trying to have a lunch date with someone wouldn't be to difficult. I had to revise that premise yesterday.

The first time he came for us to go, I told him I had to wait for my Mom to pick up my house key and we should be able to leave in about 30 minutes. And why did my Mom need my house key? Because the blue roof put on her home after Hurricane Katrina started shredding during the winds we've been having the past couple of days. Then power was lost to one side of her house and it's in the 50's during the day and the low 30's at night. We are experiencing a cold snap.

He comes back in 30 minutes, still no show on my Mom. I can't leave without giving her the key. He waits patiently while I attend to last minute reports needed by the company's insurance agent. Another 30 minutes pass, still no Mom. I suggest he go and pick us up something and we can eat it at the office.

He does and the rest of the people in the office are kind enough to leave without it being suggested.

In the meantime, I call one my bosses sons to see if he knows of a contractor who can go and help out my Mom and sister. He couldn't find anyone but came in and said he would go and fix it himself for them. It still brings a lump to my throat about the generosity he showed. But my sister had got in touch with the people who do the blue roofs and they are to be at there today to recover the roof.

After lunch, I called my sister and she said she couldn't get any electricians to come out and check on the problems they're having. I call one of the electricians our company uses and he said he could be at their house in 2 hours. He was and he fixed the broken braker that was causing the problems.

So many people are willing to help out people they don't even know. As far as another lunch date, possibly.


Anonymous Patrick said...

Sometimes you can't beat the kindness of starngers.

3:41 PM  
Anonymous Patrick said...

Or strangers either, but I think when a starnger is kind to you, thats your lucky day.

Nice save?

3:43 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...


Very good save!

3:46 PM  
Blogger Esther said...

Awww, Patrick.

Seawitch.... he sounds like a good egg. And those people willing to help...it's amazing how something like this reminds people of how to be kind to each other.

7:47 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...


He is a very good egg. Unfortunately, we have nothing in common but I think he will be a good friend.

7:55 PM  
Anonymous Bozwell said...

I've never met a starnger I didn't like!!!

8:18 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...


You sound like the type of person that there is no such thing as a stranger!

8:39 PM  

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