The turn of unfortunate events that continue to happen in America make it difficult to trust anyone. Sometimes showing the act of kindness can become a regret when conveying it to the wrong person. Now a days, we are reserved, timid, overly cautious… we practice “better to be safe than sorry” so often that we forget to sometimes rely on intuition.
Finally got to practice what I preach and the feeling was exhilarating. I sat in a table of 15 with the comfort of my clique when noticing someone who sat across the room, alone, but was nonetheless seeming quite content. As we all had finished the same time as this lonely customer had, he brought up the story how he walks 20 plus miles to this restaurant every Saturday and takes a taxi back. I sympathized with the fact that, this weather has been shit the last 2 weeks and voluntarily offered a ride (first time ever).
The 30 minutes spent on the road was everyone else’s biggest mistake for not being in the same car as we were for I have learned so much more about this island that no one would ever find on the internet. Taking the gamble that this person could have been a complete nut job happened to be the jackpot to all my questions and completely squashing my passive judgement. But most importantly, restoring faith that there are good people out there with intriguing stories to tell.