Almost every time I ride the bus someone accidently grabs my cane thinking it is one of the poles you can hold on to. I can understand the mistake, because sometimes people just grab without looking. The thing that irritates me is that afterwards they giggle or laugh for the next five minutes or they apologize fifteen times. They also expect me to think this is incredibly funny. Um after about the 100th time I got sort of tired of the whole thing. One apology will do or if you do laugh please don’t continue the laughing for a long time and try to get the rest of the passengers to laugh. Is it really that funny?
I know you will probably not get this note so I will just sit, smile, and nod.
Hopefully the whole thing will wake you up a bit to realize that there is a world around you that you are not noticing. If you are too absorbed in your world to realize that my cane is not a bus pole you probably are missing the puffy white clouds and the flowers that the city planted on the side of the road. You are missing all the little things. I know it isn’t anything meant to be amazing but it is the little things that make the day a bit brighter.
So, I do hope I woke you up.