On the way to an interview the other week, I noticed my shoes were a little dull. So I stopped in the shoe shine place at the Port Authority Bus Terminal and got a great shine, both for the shoes I was wearing and for my mood.
About mid-way through, the shiner said, “Going to an interview?”
“Actually, yes. Thank you for making me look good for it.”
“So you’re looking for a job.”
“Yep,” I said.
“Well,” he said as he pulled out a neatly folded 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, unfolded it and handed it to me. “Maybe this is something that could work out.”
It was a printout, a bulletin board announcement of a job fair at Yankee Stadium for part-time event staff. Cooks, seating and parking attendants, concession workers, etc. I started to smile at all the goodwill in the world, and how much shinier my shoes now looked, even if I only I could see the difference.
I thanked him for being so thoughtful and gave him a very nice tip for making my day.
Blessing: Lacrosse equipment from last season still fits!