Monday August 07th 2023, 9:17 pm
Filed under: Family,Life

I honked at some stupid driver doing some stupid distracted thing: didn’t they know that someone could get killed?!

Alison, I thought at myself. Cool it. It’s not their fault.

Got into Trader Joe’s for the errand I didn’t feel like running but at least at a time of day I thought wouldn’t be crowded.

It was, and the lines were notable.

And yet–the clerk who motioned me over when hers cleared out before the one next to her, whoever she was, acted like she’d been waiting all day to see me. Just the sweetest.

Just debating saying anything almost brought me to tears, and yet I wanted to convey how much that simple gift meant. How important it was.

At the last, as she handed me my receipt and asked if I needed any help out with that, I told her, Thank you. Thank you for the smile. I needed that, I needed to get out of my house and out of my head a minute.

My cousin’s husband was hit by a semi today.

If there hadn’t been a counter between us she would have thrown her arms around me on the spot.

I didn’t say, and he was on a motorcycle.

And the semi was pulling onto the road, distracted.

I’ve said quite a few prayers today for that driver, who has to live with that. I can’t imagine….

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Oh dear. ((Big hug)) I’m so sorry.

Comment by DebbieR 08.07.23 @ 11:06 pm

I am so sorry to hear this. Hugs to you and Richard.

Comment by Anne 08.08.23 @ 12:14 am

Oh Alison, I’m so sorry. Hugs from me, too.

Comment by Pegi F 08.08.23 @ 1:55 am

A good reminder that you never do know what anyone is going through, and it’s always good to be kind. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Comment by ccr in MA 08.08.23 @ 5:28 am

Prayers coming from here for everyone involved.

Comment by Chris+S+in+Canada 08.08.23 @ 7:02 am

I am so, so sorry.

Comment by Vickie (KnitTalk) 08.10.23 @ 3:03 pm

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