Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sometimes... people surprise you!

I know I'm not alone when I say that for the most part I don't have much faith in humanity. A lot of people are selfish, rude, bigoted, ignorant, or all of the above. Every so often it takes a random act of kindness from a stranger to restore this. One instance that stands out in my mind is from about 5 years ago. I was driving with a lot on my mind. It had just finished raining and the road was wet. In having a lot on my mind I failed to see the vehicle in front of me stopping to make a left turn. I rear ended this van, totaling both my vehicle and the other. I was 23 years old at the time. It was my first accident and I was all shook up. Luckily I was not injured other than a small bruise on my shoulder from the seatbelt. There was a man at the intersection who saw the whole thing. This man was so kind and seemed so concerned about me, making sure I was ok. Even though I told him I had a ride coming, he did not leave the scene of the accident until my partner showed up. He wanted to make sure I had a ride back home. I was put aside by this. I couldn't believe this complete stranger was kind enough to do that, not to mention the fact that he was VERY hot lol. To this day I wish that I knew how to contact this guy to tell him how much of an effect this had on my life and how much it meant to me.

This week another occurance happened that surprised me as well. As I posted before, I lost my job last week. To sidetrack a little, I am a member of a roller coaster enthusiast group called Negative G. I had known from a chat conversation with the man who runs the site that he worked for a company in Illinois which also has a location here in Hagerstown Md. I emailed him the other day asking him questions about the company because I was planning on applying there. This man, without ever having met me in person, nor having a sexual interest in any way (Straight, Married, Children, etc) Gave his supervisor my name and contacted human resources with the company to try to help me out. I also put him down as a reference on my application. After a phone conversation today, I was scheduled an interview this coming Friday. Even though I don't know what the outcome of this interview will be, I'm just amazed that someone who I have only talked with online has done all this to try and help me find a job.

I'm not saying that I wouldn't do the same for someone else. I like to think I'm a goodhearted cub and I like to help people when I can. It's just nice when people go out of their way to help you when they don't even know you. As a Christian I thank God for these things.

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