Saturday, January 21, 2012
Day 21: Cleared Snow Off Of All The Cars On My Block
There was another snow storm that passed through Chicago last night. It only took a mere 2 hours and 45 minutes for me to pick up my wife and daughter, then drive 2 miles to our home. Around 8 inches fell and as expected, the traffic crawled to a standstill. While driving home, my wife noticed a girl standing in the blizzard like conditions trying to decide whether to wait for the bus or walk to wherever she was going. The girl look cold, so my wife rolled down the window and offered to give her a ride home (I must be rubbing off). The girl obliged, and although she had to put up with a baby who was losing her mind and an hour commute, we dropped her off at her destination.
This morning when I woke up, all of the cars on my street were absolutely covered in snow. We have the luxury of an indoor parking space, so needless to say, our scraper hadn't really been broken in. I decided to give the scraper some work today and clear all of the snow and ice off the windshield and windows of every car on my block for today's random act of kindness. I noticed a man giving me a weird look as I had gone from one car to the next, but then when he realized what I was doing, he gave me a smile and a nod. I left believing that the man would pass along kindness to someone else today.