September 16, 2002
Random Act of Kindness
I want to publicly acknowledge a good Samaritan who saved me from having a caffeine attack in Duvall at CC's Espresso. Seriously, it was the random act of kindness that deserves a public thanks.
On Sunday, a random act of kindness made my day
And, of course, it came about in an unexpected way.
My sweetie and I drove to CC's in Duvall for a shot
We were craving caffeine, extra tall and hot.
My husband felt his back pocket and found it flat
No money, no latte, and that was that!
The disappointment showed in my screwed up face
Which looked like I'd been sprayed with mace.
A bearded gentleman in overalls sat at a table nearby
Enjoying his coffee and watching out the corner of his eye
He quickly sized up the situation and then promptly arose
And generously offered to pay as he drew close.
We hesitated for only a moment, then said yes
Our benefactor's name we did not know or guess
When we said thank-you, he made this one condition
If you see someone in need, pass on the kindness, that is your mission.
Belle Schmidt, Monroe