I dressed up and joined a friend of mine, Fatima to the salon for a pre-planned hair day at Mrs Simon’s salon. Fatima and I needed to get our hair done. Unfortunately, Mrs Simon’s employees/stylists did not show up but she promised to make our hair herself nonetheless. “That is kind of her”, I reasoned. Regardless of the truth that she was keeping her service promise by making our hair, not everyone would have done so without an attitude. The thought had barely left my mind when another customer came in; wanting to make her hair as well. Mrs Simon calmly told the client that she would attend to her in a few hours when she was done with ours. As the customer agreed to wait, Mrs Simon asked her if it was alright if she invited someone else to help make her hair and the client agreed. Mrs Simon contacted a stylist and we all had our hairs done.
I recall this one time; I was in traffic and really needed a drink. I called out to someone selling gala (beef sausage roll) and asked if he could help me look for someone that I could buy a drink from. He was standing next to someone selling yoghurt. As he made his way further down the build-up of traffic, the yoghurt seller yelled insults at him for agreeing to help me rather than focusing on selling his own goods. Yeah, he called me all manner of names too. I noticed that the man selling gala hesitated but later went ahead and got me a drink from someone else. I paid for the drink and bought some gala from him not because I needed gala but to show appreciation for his acts of kindness.
I made a quick stop at the super market the other day and as I got outside, I realized that it had started to rain heavily. I sighted a woman also waiting for the showers to reduce. I reached for my shower cap in my bag, covered my hair and made a quick dash to my car, got my umbrella from the car and went back with it to help the woman to her own car which was parked just beside mine. She barely let out a thank you. Must have been guilt; she recklessly overtook me just to get a presumed better parking space when I was going to the same super market a few minutes earlier. It didn’t matter though. I was glad to have been able to help.