I’ve gotten into the habit now of saying hello to my bus or streetcar driver when I get on and then thanking them when I get off. Most of the time I get a greeting back, sometimes not. Sometimes there’s a bunch of us in a row saying thanks, sometimes not.
Either way, it makes the trip more personal, for me, anyway. Wait, guess that makes it a good deed for myself then. Oops.
But today, the driver (someone new) jerked his head up as if no one had ever thanked him before. He gave me a big smile back and said “Have a good day!” I think I will.
I also saw a very cool sight on my way to work this morning and thought I’d share it with you. It was a huge pink cement truck driving along. I did a little research and found out that the truck is part of St. Marys CBM company’s “Building a Concrete Cure” campaign to raise awareness for breast cancer.
Here’s what else I found out:
Building a Concrete Cure
“St Marys CBM, a recognized leader in manufacturing construction products, today launched the first ever pink ready-mix truck in Canada in partnership with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. The standard grey ready-mix truck received a pink paint job to signify respect and admiration for those affected by breast cancer and to provide a visual reminder to customers who order concrete from the Pink-Truck.
“‘Like most Canadians, breast cancer has touched and impacted the lives of too many CBM employees,’ said John Vanderpas, Vice President and General Manager, St Marys CBM. …’We thought a pink ready-mix truck would be unique and eye-catching enough to remind people to stop, think and act to help find a cure for breast cancer.’ …
Members of the public are welcome to take pictures with the truck and its driver, Pierre Trembacz, but are reminded to please keep a safe distance if the truck is in operation. To buy a model Pink-Truck ($125 each, all profits going to Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation), please call St Marys CBM at 1-800 268-6148.” More info HERE.
P.S. Here’s (guess who?) Pink with Canada’s Sarah McLachlan. Enjoy!