While in CVS today I was able to get a rather large knife out of the hands of a man. And then I thanked him. The amazing part of this story is not that the man pulled a knife on me – he didn’t. It was that I asked him if he had a pocket knife I could borrow to pop open the back of a watch; and he, without hesitation, pulled out the biggest pocket knife I have ever seen. He must have huge pockets.
I smiled about this for a long time because it did my heart good to be able to ask a stranger for help of this type, especially in this crazy world we live in today; and he helped me without hesitation.
Yes, Virginia, there are kind, knife-wielding people out there; and they are ready to lend a hand at the mere request of a stranger. It’s a Christmas miracle.
Of course, it didn’t take but a moment to relate this to a Seinfeld episode or two. This isn’t too Christmassy, but today I felt a little bit like Elaine. Lesson to be learned here: Never judge a book by its cover.