Thursday, April 14, 2005

Some other fellow making nothing at all, and you can hear him crying - Cumberland Blues

People touch our lives every day. Yesterday, I had to turn down an elderly gentlemen for credit on a purchase. "I lost my wife in December and I really want this. I've got some money saved, but not all of it." He was denied. He was very polite and thanked me. We hung up. I couldn't get him out of my mind and this morning on break I was thinking of him again. I hadn't realized it until I had to wipe it away, but a tear was running down my cheek. I thought "This is silly. He has a roof over his head & money saved. So many people in the world don't even have that." Then, I cried some more.


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Anonymous Number 1 said...

I lost my dad this year in Feb. Greiving is the hard part. Knowing that they went to a good place is comforting, and keeping busy, and remember the good day's, laugh and cry, and keep moving on..Yes, that's what I do, only thing I can do. Sorry to hear about your loss. My condolences to you.

6:16 PM  
Blogger Neets said...

It amazes me sometimes that how such tiny moments can hold so much of power in them... The compassion that gets road-rolled by every-day-practicallity, once in a while surface , in such moments to prove to us that we are still human... good one. It shows us gift of being a human... for us to relate... its not necessary the other peron to be of ... the same country, religion, colour ,creed, caste, or even human :). We understand. A real short and sweet post. :)

3:45 AM  
Anonymous Yvonne said...

Things like that are hard, but touching. Especially the elderly in my opinion, seem so fragile. He lost his wife, hopefully something came along to help him out. Sadly the cruel world doesn't always help thsoe who need or deserve it. :(

12:30 AM  
Blogger Jay said...

The sadness for me was that the gentleman couldn't get what he wanted at the moment, but had to wait until more money was saved. That's one thing for a young man, but I imagine waiting for whatever might bring you a bit of pleasure after so many losses is difficult for an elderly one.

10:37 AM  

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