Thursday, November 5, 2009

Random kindness

While taking a dump, I was reading Reader's Digest. Yeah yeah.. I am geeky in that sense. I *heart* Reader's Digest, Chicken Soups and Ikea Catalogues during shitty moments (literally.)

So there was this section in the latest copy of RD about random kindness. The gist of the story:

A heavily pregnant lady was walking toward her car in a light drizzle. She was carefully treading the puddles of water when a car stopped, and out came a chap, holding out an umbrella. He escorted her to her car. And the next day, to pay it forward, she gave her umbrella to two construction workers caught in the rain in front of her house.

That happened in your country, Tuti. :)

What random kindness have you done or received before?

Well, I have once helped a blind man to cross the road. That was like ..heh.. 15 yrs ago. But yeah.. I once helped a blind man to cross the road. *proud*

I think I may have received acts of kindness more than I have done. Just this afternoon, when I got down from the cab, holding Gooly's bag, and a grocery bag (while attempting to dig my nose), the guard hurried over to hold the cab door for me. I quickly abandoned my gold digging mission

Not only that, he carried Gooly's bag even with my protest of mai pen rai ka.. I can manage ja~.

And then he pressed the button on the lift, held the door open, asked which floor I live in, parked the bag next to me, and 'tabik'-ed me.

Ah... nice.

I must have kapkunkaa-ed and smiled and bowed my head slightly a million times. Just my gestures of appreciation.

Any kindness stories you wanna share? Oh.. did I tell you the time I helped a blind man crossed the street..? *voice fades out*

14 comments:

reanaclaire said...

I cannot remember cos i dont want to.. good deeds are better left forgotten... (and also i dont hv guard to tabik me!)

hehehee...

Mamapumpkin said...

I helped a homeless destitute old lady I found on the streets find a home. But she ran away after a few days!

Reality Bites Sinkar said...

in reality, this will happen:

A heavily pregnant lady was walking toward her car in a light drizzle. She was carefully treading the puddles of water when a car stopped, and out came a chap, holding out a knife. He grabbed her handbag and her phone. And the next moment, she make her report to two policemen but they say 'tulah, saper suruh bawak duit manyak manyak?'.

goolypop said...

claire, pelik la kao.. why dun wan to remember wor? Kindly explain?

goolypop said...

Mamapumpkin.. sigh.. sigh ..sigh.. Can be frustrating huh. But as long as our intention to help was there.

PS: I think she felt that she lost her identity as the Bag Lady after you found her a home. Weird?

goolypop said...

Reality Gigit Sinkar,

In fairy tale, this will happen:

Then the policeman donated all the money in his wallet, and started an impromptu charity collection there and then at the police station, seeing that the lady obviously needed the money for the baby. To pay it forward, she bought kuih talam for all of them the next day. And they lived happily ever after.

Reality Bites Sinkar Again said...

But in reality:

Then the policeman checked all the money in his wallet, and started an impromptu duit kopi collection there and then at the police station, seeing that the lady obviously has the money for the baby. To pay it, she have to sell kuih talam for all the neighbors the next day.

goolypop said...

in reality shows,

..the news of the tasty kuih talam reached Martha Steward. She invited the pregnant lady to appear in her show for the Christmas slot. But see see, on the way, she gave birth on airplane,while holding the electric beater. Instead of Martha, she showed up in Oprah instead .. to receive lifetime supply of electric beaters!

I love happy endings..

Reality What...? said...

but in reality bites:

..the news of the tasty kuih talam reached some commercial food company. They invited the pregnant lady to appear in a cookery show for the Christmas slot. But see see, on the way, they ask for royalty fees for using the company's name, while holding the contract. Instead of the cookery show, she showed up in Drama Swasta instead .. to receive a role as a bullied pregnant lady.

I love never ending stories..

goolypop said...

ooh.. i love the never ending story. Remember..the liucas look alike monster? And the song that went, The Never ending Stooorieeee~ like a thousand times?

As usual, have to go out of topik..

tuti said...

lol! i am so distracted by sinkar's to and fro stories.
i go office and continue reading.
*hugs* :)

goolypop said...

tuti..dang..he stole my limelight again!

tuti said...

hahahhaha. now i read and laff kaw peng. pengsan. this sinkar never wants the story to end in a good way, rofl!

sometimes i think all these jialat people we meet on the road are fairies in reality.

*goes take medication now*...

Gooly warden said...

Tuti, medicine mana cukup? Come.. Take injection n wear this straight jacket. Go inside the assylum. I lock u n swallo the key. That's the way to preserve original ppl like u. After u, another person will do same thing to me. Same gang ma we all..

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