A Few Good Men

A Few Good Men is a favorite play and film of mine, both written by Aaron Sorkin, the play on cocktail napkins while he was an usher at a Broadway theater, proving what author Julia Cameron says…

a writer writes, whenever and wherever he possibly can.

It’s a fitting title for what I’m about to pen, centering on the vendors in my neighborhood, those that show up day after day in all kinds of weather, never wavering without complaint.

I also love how they all care for each other.

When I went to the coffee cart to get the fruit man a tea on a very cold day, when I said who it was for, the guy said, “I know how he likes it,” giving me the largest cup. When I saw the heaps of sugar, I became doubtful, but later learned, that’s exactly how he takes it.

Upon delivery, I asked if he supplied the coffee man with the bananas he sells.

He just grinned, as if knowing a big secret.

Have I mentioned, on my way in or out of the drugstore alongside his cart, he’ll sneak in my bag an apple or peach, in season, I won’t find till I get home?

A few good men these days are hard to come by, unless you look where you least expect them.   🙂   


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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48 Responses to A Few Good Men

  1. skinnyuz2b says:

    I think goodness is magnetic, good people attract each other. It’s not surprising that you should be surrounded by good people.

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  2. Dale says:

    Now that is lovely all ’round!

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  3. Sorryless says:

    Good men, and people, are not easy to come by. Too many minds complicated by the “me” syndrome these days. If only they would stop and think about someone other than themselves, like the vendors in your neighborhood.

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  4. Patricia says:

    There are lots of good men out there. They are usually humble, so they don’t always stand out in a crowd. I think you know that since you seem to recognize and know a good many of them. It’s wonderful that with your generosity you let them know you see them.

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  5. This all adds up to a great day no matter what. Thanks, Susannah.

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  6. What a marvelous New York story! You see people that no one else sees, all in broad daylight.

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  7. It’s so great to have people like around: people who can help you and who you can help in turn. It makes life sweeter.

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