most in her position are:
actually a little too old to be one
and still dishing up a mean plate of kung pao
and an even bigger saucer of kindness. . .
She had served us well
and went over to serve him
. . .apparently not so well;
H E W A S R U D E
(v e r y)
He didn’t so much order
(chop suey, with rice, NO NOODLES)
as he COMMANDED;
whiskey on the rocks
and she just smiled almost continuously after one rude comment after another and even more insulting gestures as to where she was suppose to put on the table, each thing he had barked for her to bring;
It was strange. . .
we thought, watching him count a roll of 50 dollar bills in the midst of his unwarranted tirade. . .
and for a brief moment, it crossed my mind to say something to him;
to call him on his crudeness;
Seriously, what’s a true Caring Catalyst to do. . .
this caring catalyst
is the definition of
AND THEN IT SLEDGE HAMMER HIT ME:
(and it hasn’t stopped)
I triple tipped her that night
(once for her, once for him, and once: JUST BECAUSE)
HE WAS ABOUT TO MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN HER LIFE. . .
I WANTED TO MAKE SURE I MADE A BIGGER DIFFERENCE
R U D E M A N
and overly accommodating-serving-more-than-a-shadow-waitress
taught me in living vivid color:
When someone doesn’t make a difference
M A K E S U R E Y O U D O !