Tuesday, September 18, 2007

paying it forward

as i entered the subway station i heard the train rolling up. the girl in front of me at the turnstile ran through and started sprinting towards the stairs. i was about ten paces behind her. the doors started to shut on her as she entered the train. they opened up again to let her in and immediately started to close. "fuck! i'm going to miss this train," i thought.

but then i a young guy (late-teens, i'd say) sees me and sticks his forearm between the doors, effectively holding the whole train for me. the doors open once again and i slide through, thanking him profusely. this kid looked a bit like a punk, a hoodlum perhaps. but today, he was my knight in shining armor.

so now i feel like i need to pay this good deed forward and do some nice things for people today. any suggestions?

4 people who played with me:

Blogger Peter DeWolf said...

Buy a sandwich for a homeless person?

9/18/2007 11:52 AM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Yes, make a microloan at kiva.org ($25 is the min amount). You have a 95% or better chance of getting it back and you can transform some poor person's life and earn America some goodwill in the process.

9/18/2007 11:56 AM  
Blogger Ryan said...

Post a good picture of your breasts!! :) Or is that just selfish?

9/18/2007 9:21 PM  
Blogger cadiz12 said...

fill someone's parking meter. i know i'd appreciate that.

9/19/2007 1:56 PM  

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