Or so I always tell Shoes.

Friday morning I headed to campus to stash my car, pick up my final papers and catch the bus up to the hospital for a job interview.  In true Lisa form, I was incredibly early and stopped in at a coffee shop to kill some time.

A middle aged man approached my table and asked if he could sit with me.    Of course, and I went back to reading my book.

He was holding his mocha with both hands, drinking very carefully, absolutely beaming, and kept repeating to himself, "This is so good.  So good.  So so good."

After he had drained it, he stood up carefully, sat down, stood up carefully, sat down, wiped the table a little with his napkin, and stood up.   Still beaming, he said, "Thank you for letting me sit with you.  Have a nice day.  Have a nice day.  Thank you.  Have a nice day."  I couldn't help but smile at his authenticity and pureness of spirit.

Then he took the napkin and blew his nose.

And then he thoroughly and carefully wiped the table again with it.

And it reminded me of why I love people.  And why I carry anti-bacterial wipes in my purse.

Blessed be.


  1. Sarah's Blog on June 19, 2011 at 7:16 PM

    Oh my goodness! That is cute and disturbing all at once. haha

  2. Kylee on June 20, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    That is great haha.

  3. AandW Drive-Thru on June 21, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    HaHaHa! Gave me a good chuckle... not what I expected. Thought he was going to hit on you. ;)

  4. Lisa on June 21, 2011 at 7:02 PM

    @Sarah: Come hang out with me sometime. I'm sure between my ability to attract weirdness and your innate sweet self, we'd get into all kinds of fun with people.

    @Kylee: Quit commenting and come see me. ;) Love you!

    @W: I have yet to be assaulted. Yet. Me being here makes Shoes paranoid and he keeps insisting he's going to be me pepper spray. Of course, I have to counter with the fact that I'm the clumsiest person alive and would surely spray myself head on if I ever tried to use it. :S

  5. Ronna on June 26, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    I must say, this made me gag just a little, lol.

    Love you!!!


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