Worst Story Of The Week

I’m walking home passing Park Avenue Synagogue when I see a well dressed, 40ish, African American man leaning against the wall by the back entrance with his head in his hands.

Of course I stop.

“Are you alright sir?” I gently ask.

He flips around like a ticked-off tortilla and says,”Can’t a man just pray anymore,” shaking his head as he runs to his car parked at the curb. I watch as he peels off like Mario Andretti even running a stop sign. Wonder how God would feel about that?

No good turn goes unpunished, as they say, shaking my own head in quiet bewilderment as I walk the rest of the way home.


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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19 Responses to Worst Story Of The Week

  1. Rob says:

    Only he knows what he’s going through. If you knew too, you might think his brusque reaction quite tame, given the circumstances.

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  2. Perhaps it’s hard to have a quiet moment in NYC!

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  3. skinnyuz2b says:

    There’s more to his story than simply praying. Maybe we should give his rude actions a pass and send a few prayers his way. Never stop showing that you care, Susannah.

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  4. Elle Knowles says:

    It’s not often you see someone leaned up against the wall praying. My reaction would have been the same as yours Susannah. ~Elle

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  5. Sounds like he was having a bad day, but still no reason to snap at you. I admire your consistent kindness.

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  6. There is more to this story. I know hailing a cab to follow him crossed your mind. You did the right thing in the end.

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  7. nikkispeaks says:

    This is why no one talks to anyone in nyc lol

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