Today I saw someone who offered help the right way. I was walking through Metro Hall and I saw a blind man standing at the top of a steep set of stairs. He held a white cane in one hand and a walkie-talkie in the other. A dark-haired lady walked up to him, gently tapped him on the elbow and asked if he needed any help.
He chuckled and said, “No, thanks, I’m good!” and put the walkie-talkie back up to his ear.
Okay, I thought, that’s how it’s done. Approach without startling the person, ask first … and avoid crashing into anything.
In other good-deed news, I heard an interview on CBC radio with a guy who’d just made his 300th blood donation. He’d been giving them for years, and in two months — the soonest the doctor recommends he can donate again — he’ll go back to give more. They estimated he’d donated as much blood as he has in his whole body.
If I could give blood, I definitely would. Unfortunately, I lived in the U.K. during the whole mad-cow scare, so I’m not eligible…. and please keep all jokes to yourselves! … Thank you.
P.S. Here’s Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” Enjoy!