Just some thoughts:
Old men and women or let’s say an older person can often save a younger person some trouble maybe even from trouble.
My good friend Mike Butz once shared this story with me.
In 1974 Mike enrolled at Wake Forest. First day and his first experience on campus began with his arrival in his 1971 orange Datsun.
He pulled in a parking place on campus. As he was getting out of his car a man walked up to him and asked, “First day on campus?” To which Mike replied, “How’d you know?” “Because anyone who has been here before knows if you park where you are parked for more than about five minutes, you get towed.” The man then ask him what dorm he was looking for. Mike told him. The man then said, “Get in your car and follow me.” The man, who was a campus janitor, saved Mr. Butz an early embarrassment as in coming freshman and certainly some dollars that a college freshman could ill afford to lose.
One night during my senior year in high school I was coming off a basketball court when one of the local men (an old farmer–bib overalls and all) in the community met me at court side. As we continued to walk he put his arm around me and quietly said, “Do I need to say something to your dad about how your driving by my farm?” “Oh no, no,” I quickly replied. I can see to that matter all by myself. Case closed.
You know sometimes “older folks can save younger folks” from situations in which it might be best they not find themselves.
June 2, 2018
Posted November 25, 2018