Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Southbound Brown Line, this morning: Man in a suit reading a hardcover Jonathan Kellerman novel sniffles, snorts, and snozzles his way to the seat next to mine. I offer up the new CVS travel pack, and he accepts. He tries to give the pack back after taking one and I say he can keep it. He... THANKED ME! And then... USED THE KLEENEX! And then... STOPPED SNIFFLING. This is a major breakthrough. He thanked me again before getting off at Quincy.
I feel energized in my mission. So, for every 7 people who refuse you and continue to sniffle, there is one genuine taker. Not bad.
Nose picking, sniffling/snorting, wiping snot on his hand. The whole nine yards.