Delivery van
Friday October 21st 2011, 10:09 pm
Filed under: Friends,Life

An old Chrysler minivan pulled up at the service bay today after the driver looked around for a regular parking spot that didn’t involve a lot of extra steps in the sun.

Parking error 404: Not Found. Go to Service.

So I stopped in front of George’s door, y’know, over where you’re supposed to wait for someone to come ask what you need done with your Toyota. Um. Make it quick, I figured.

The warmth radiating from his face when he saw me coming into his little office again, before he had any idea why I was there (getting out of–you know–a…Chrysler…!) The surprise when I handed him a printout from my blog post about him and told him I hoped his boss would see it. The oh my! extra delight when I said, “It’s not as good as the old country’s, but,” and pulled out the baklava and a stack of paper napkins in case he wanted to share.

I don’t think I was in there more than 30 seconds before I dashed back to my car and out of their way and away.

Some half minutes can make up for a whole awful lot in life.  I have to say, I was given a lot more in those moments than I at all gave; thank you, George!

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“Parking error 404: Not Found. Go to Service.” 🙂

Comment by Lynn 10.22.11 @ 4:11 am

‘Gratitude’ can be delivered quickly in a Chrysler, too.

Comment by LynnM 10.22.11 @ 9:39 am

no matter what the transport, a kind word can be something sweet

love the “Parking error 404: Not Found” glad it didn’t result in the “BSOD” for your vehicle!

Comment by Bev 10.22.11 @ 10:06 am

“Some half minutes can make up for a whole awful lot in life.”

I think that’s the equivalent of ‘Great things come in small packages.”

Comment by Don Meyer 10.22.11 @ 10:08 am

Beautiful… both George’s original kindness and yours!

Comment by Channon 10.22.11 @ 1:41 pm

I would love to have seen the delight on his face.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 10.22.11 @ 3:03 pm

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