Archive for the 'The Good Stuff' Category

31
May
09

Male chauvinists have their place

My tire went flat today. Despite the view that my sisters have of me, I do know how to change a tire. I may not like to and try to get out of it if possible, but I do know how. Of course it wasn’t necessary at all today.

We discovered my tire was flat as we pulled out of the parking spot to go home. You’re probably wondering why we didn’t notice sooner. There’s a very good reason for that. My sister was driving home and it was on the driver side. I swear it wasn’t my fault. Anyway, we got my jack out only to find out that it has somehow broken since the last time it was used. Go figure. So we broke out the newer, but less functional jack. It’s nicer, but it’s missing the handle to raise it with. We tried assorted items from my car, but nothing was working well. My sister heads inside to try to borrow a screwdriver or something.

She comes back out with our manager in tow. He is well known to everyone at the store but himself to be a male chauvinist. For example, he refuses to hire maintenance people that are women. Anyway, with his help we got the car lifted up.

I wanted to put this story up to prove that chivalry isn’t dead and that there is a time and place where male chauvinists are welcome.

30
May
09

a little kindness goes a long way

I almost didn’t write tonight. It’s been a long day and I’m exhausted. Bad weather will do that to a person. That being said, here I am. For once I’ve got a good story to share.

Today in my drive thru I got to experience one of humanities finer moments. Hopefully one of millions,police-officer-t9754 but I couldn’t swear to it. This one time showed the kind(ish) heart of two… no, three people. The first being our store owners. It is our policy that the sheriff’s department doesn’t pay for their food. Oddly enough, this courtesy does not extend to city police. The second person would be the guy driving in front of the sheriff. He wanted to pay for the officer’s meal. He actually seemed disappointed that he wouldn’t be able to do this kindness to the officer, but he was content that the officer didn’t have to pay anyway.

Now this next part will really get you guys that believe all cops are stuck up pricks. The officer was evidently new to the area and was surprised that he didn’t have to pay. He insisted upon paying for the car behind him. Now I wish I could say that the chain continued from there, but if any sort of extra kindness came from his act, it didn’t happen in my drive thru.

police_car And speaking of good cops… Our chief of police always insists on paying for his own food. He has gone out of his way to make sure that we couldn’t take care of it for him. I think these two people are really being the type of person that a police office is supposed to be.

Kudos to all the good cops out there like these two!