Go ask Alice
Monday November 09th 2020, 10:41 pm
Filed under: Life

(Yes, that was a Grace Slick reference. My friend and yarn dyer Lisa Souza used to sing lead in a band that opened for Jefferson Starship.)

This was a comment in the New York Times that I’m lifting shamelessly because you just wouldn’t want to miss it. And I quote from one Harmon Smith, whoever they may be:

“Attending a business conference in Florida, our group decided to meet for lunch at a restaurant approximately one mile from the event. As the group departed for the restaurant I told them to go ahead and I’d catch up. Fifteen minutes later I departed, walking to the restaurant located one mile away. After a few wrong turns I ended up on a path with a homeless woman pushing a shopping cart full of belongings. I asked the woman for directions to the restaurant. She said, “Don’t go there the foods terrible, here’s where you want to eat” and began digging through her shopping cart for something. After a minute, she produced a crumpled menu, handed it to me and gave directions to a shipyard fish shack located on a nearby canal. The ambiance and food were awesome. I told the bartender about my encounter with the woman and how I found the place. He replied, “That’s Alice, we give her dinner every day and she sends us customers”.”

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What a great story. Blessings on Alice and on the restaurant owner kind enough to care for her in a very tangible way.

Comment by Chris S in Canada 11.09.20 @ 10:55 pm

Love it! Way to go, Alice and restaurant owner.

Comment by ccr in MA 11.10.20 @ 10:43 am

Win-win. We need more people thinking that way!

Comment by twinsetellen 11.10.20 @ 11:33 am

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