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John the nice guy…

He was a nice guy. A little off his rocker, and probably mentally disabled, but overall John was genuine. I was in the YMCA locker room getting read to go back to work, when John started talking up a storm. He was across the room, talking to every person who came near him about the snow.

“Did you see the snow today?” he would say. “I hear it’s supposed to snow till six, then it will stop hopefully for the rest of the year. I love snow, do you?”

And usually the guys would mutter a one word answer and walk away quickly ignoring his advances. But then one guy sat down and talked to him for a few minutes. He methodically talked about snow and spring, and took time to listen. When he expressed he had to go, John beamed and wished him well. A few minutes later John looked at me, smiled and said “see some people really do care.”

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  1. Wendy
    March 23, 2008 at 12:43 am

    Just takes a few minutes to impact someone’s life. We all need to s-l-o-w down.

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