I’m at the market on my corner waiting for the sushi man to make my fresh salmon quinoa roll he makes me for lunch, every day.
The fact that it’s only 7:20 a.m., and he has tons of work to do since, they’ve cut the manpower down from 3 to 1, yet stops just for me, leaves me humbled.
Another man, 70s, well heeled in his Lululemon exercise togs with a perfect crease, is behind me with steam about to gush from his ears…a man, I gather, not used to waiting.
I’m now at the other end of the deli case after asking for spinach pie, Victor has gone all the way downstairs to get for me, rather than just saying, sorry we’re out.
You know why?
Because I’m kind to him, that’s why, kindness reaping its own reward, whether expected or not.
back to entitled man.
My roll is made first, to his visual annoyance, so he says sharply to sushi man, “Can’t you work any faster!!!”
My Norma coming out, tools over and says, “Sir, can I speak to you?”
He looks up as if I should pay an admission price for his attention, but I, undeterred say,”Can you hear me, through your mask?”
He doesn’t answer.
I gaze over at sushi man.
“That fellow is here all alone, with no help. They’ve only been open for 20 minutes, and I myself feel so graced that he’s even here…sir can you hear me, because sir, when you come right down to it, is sushi really essential? I say, appreciation is in order, don’t you sir, when you think about it?”
I slink back to pick up spinach pie, a great name for a rapper by the way, not waiting for entitled man’s response, which may not be good.
As I take my order from Victor who throws in a wrapped roll, I hear in a very imposing voice, “Young man, I just want to thank you. And you have a good day.”
Hey God, if you’re listening, I think it’s time you’ve made me an honorary Apostle.
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