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Holiday Cheer

There’s a Salvation Army volunteer who stands outside our local grocery store in front of a red pot, soliciting donations with a simple, incessant ding, ding, ding, ding, ding… He’s a black man, about 38 years old, never smiles, rarely wears anything remotely Christmassie, and who always replies to my smiling greetings with a quick jerk upward with his head and a stone-faced ‘sup brothuh.

Having been in and out those same sliding automatic doors several times in the
last few weeks, I finally managed to get a smile out of him with the following:

I still don’t know your name, but your hand sure rings a bell.

1 Comment

  1. That was funny to me, too.

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