Coffee and apology appreciated
ALTHOUGH frazzled and rushing to get to my son’s Sept. 20 hockey game, I decided I could spare a couple minutes and pick up a coffee at the Tim Hortons on St. Mary’s Road at Warde Avenue along the way, especially as the line up looked to only be five cars long.
I took my place in line, placed my order and moved up. Now there were just three cars ahead of me, collecting their orders. I don’t know what the problem was, but that’s where I sat for well over 10 minutes, my stress level rising with each passing one.
I couldn’t escape either, as the line up behind me grew and grew.
Finally, we moved, and I came to the window, impatient and angry. I held out my card to pay, but the young man at the window told me that a lady had already paid for me and wanted to apologize for holding up the line.
All that negative energy I was holding inside dissipated instantly, and I actually smiled.
To that lady: Thank you. Know that your gesture was appreciated.