Have you been checking out the Lend a Hand section? I was really hoping that someone reading the blog would help out somebody on the Lend a Hand section, but so far that has not happened. Some things that people need are things that I think would be pretty simple to give: clothes, used laptop, music stand, free counseling, etc. I urge you to take a moment and review the page and if you can help, or know someone else who can help in any way, please do so. It will mean so much to those that need your help.
Yesterday I gave my $10 to Monica and Bridget. Two young professionals in DC. Monica works at the Federal Reserve as a Research Assistant and Bridget works for National Geographic in the book publishing area.
The two were sitting next to me at the Brickskeller. They were very kind and cut me a little piece of their vegetarian burger and onion rings to try. The vegetarian burger was excellent…usually I find them dry, but the Brickskeller’s burger is full of flavor.
Our conversation was all over the map. From the Olympics to how they met each other to Jayson Werth’s beard. That’s right…they were big fans of Jayson Werth’s beard. In fact they said that they “live with God in Jayson Werth’s beard.”
They were not impressed that I couldn’t come up with who Werth was at first. On the other side of me were Billy and Emmy. Emmy thought it was pretty pathetic as well that I didn’t know who he was at first. Once they mentioned the Phillies, my mind adjusted and I recalled the big right fielder for Philadelphia. Oh well…blame it on me being a Mets fan.
Monica and Bridget said they would use the $10 to give to a waiter or waitress as part of a tip. They both had worked at some point in the service industry and said they appreciated how hard they work for their tips.
The two got up to have a cigarette outside…they said they would be back in a few minutes. They never came back. I finished watching the Canada vs Slovakia Olympic hockey game. When I got my check, the bartender said, “Your friends not coming back? Should I put their beer on your tab?” In the spirit of giving…I said sure. It was only a beer anyway.