This week, I got back into the swing of things on the TTC, both bus and subway. It’s been so long, in fact, I wasn’t sure if the tokens I had stashed in my wallet would still be valid. They were … phew.
But I did remember to greet my bus driver when I got on, and she smiled back — always a good sign!
I was on my way to an appointment and just missed the bus I’d hoped to catch, so by the time I got to the subway station, I was rushing through trying to make up for lost time.
My way to the escalator wasn’t clear, however. Directly in my path was a dark-haired woman in her thirties who was moving very slowly. Before I could barrel past her to get to the steps, I noticed she had a pronounced limp on her left side. Her right leg was strong but her left foot dragged across the shiny floor with each step.
I slowed my own steps to allow her to get safely on the escalator before I came up behind her. I had planned to keep going but found myself stopping on the step behind her.
This will sound strange, but zooming right past her just seemed wrong, somehow.
Funny thing was, even after all the delays … I ended up being right on time…
Litter lady’s 15 seconds of … well … more litter
If you live in Southern Ontario you might have caught me in good-deed action today on Global TV news.
A lovely reporter named Shirlee Engel emailed me this morning after reading my last post. She asked if I’d like to collect a little more trash as part of her story about pitching in to keep Toronto streets tidier.
I said absolutely no way.
(Had you going there, didn’t I?)
Not only did I jump at the chance to spread the good-deed spirit, I also collected another bag of refuse in the process. Lois Lane and her cameraman even helped me out. I told them, “See, it’s contagious!” (I hope they didn’t think I meant the trash….)
If you want to check out the story, visit the Global TV site here , click on “Top Stories” on the left-hand side, then “Littered Streets.”
P.S. A cool song co-written by Toronto’s Mike Krompass and some dude named David. Enjoy!