My Good Deed on the Bus November 21, 2012


President Barack Obama and the First Lady Mich...

President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama dancing at the “Obama Home States Inaugural Gala.” The event took place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was waiting for my bus home at Wilmot and Broadway.  A woman who resembled a slightly heavier First Lady Michelle Obama had her son, about seven or eight, who seemed autistic.

He had a hand held video game, but I felt for her, because he was a handful and couldn’t sit still.  She told him the bus was coming.  I saw it was the Wilmot bus which turns on Wilmot and heads North. I said this quietly to her and she put her index finger to her lips.  I understood.

Her son was kept occupied when another young man his age sat with him and they concentrated on the video game.  The Harrison bus came, we got on and the woman’s son became immediately frightened.  They were sitting by the rear door opposite this woman with a cute black door sitting on her lap.  The dog was obviously well groomed and cared for.  The young man was terrified of the dog.

“Ma’am, would you like to switch seats?”  She thanked me profusely, all the way to Kolb, the next major street East, where they left the bus through the front door.

Realistically, my good deed had a rational side.  I was afraid the young man would do some scaring the dog, the dog’s owner would lash out at the kid and there would be mayhem.  The driver couldn’t start the bus up immediately.

Good deeds are paid forward though.  A young lady chipped in to pay today’s Arizona Daily Star when she was short cash.  You need to not expect it.

 

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About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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