14 February 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

While waiting in line at the post office, I dropped the package that I was getting ready to send out. Behind me was a man of about 60. As I bent down to pick it up, he stuck out his hand. I of course paused. With a flourish and with mock gusto, he said, "Allow me!"

As he came up with the package, he bowed as he handed it to me. I was so surprised and impressed with his chivalry that I could barely stammer out a thank you. His response? "It's Valentine's Day. Every man should do something nice for at least one woman today."

Man, I'm sure glad that he picked me! It made my day. We stood in line chatting for a bit more before I was called to the window. He was completely absorbed with the atmosphere of love. Evidence? He told me that his prize possession was all of the love letters that his wife had sent him so long ago. By the time we had to go our separate ways, I was smiling wide.

1 comment:

  1. I hope that my gift didn't break when you dropped it. Happy Valentines Day!