Wednesday, 13 December 2006


Kindness of strangers

Or rather, strangers being kind to one another. In Reading, buses on the major routes are correct-fare only, and whether you can get on with anything but the exact money comes down to the charity of the driver. Today when the bus stopped by the University, a Chinese man got on who clearly didn't know that he had to have the right money. Although he could speak good English, and asked sensible questions about when the next bus was and where he could get some change, the driver was impatient and wanted him to get off. Until an elderly gentleman stepped in to the rescue with the right money. It was such a kindly gesture that it actually brought a tear to my eye.

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