Welcome to my blog. I have had ALS for 10 years now.


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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ask and you might receive

I was out with my Care Aid today to make some purchases at Staples. After buying a phone system with a head set to make calling easier, a fat pen to decrease difficulty when signing cheques, an easy grip case for my iPhone with speech program(not purchased as yet), and a pink high heel tape holder(don't ask!), we wandered over to Boston Pizza. Alas, it wasn't open so we waited in the beautiful lobby of the office building next door. As we "people watched" I saw a well dressed man hand a bright yellow/gold cape to a woman friend. I quickly powered over to him and said, "Excuse me, but where did you purchase that? I've been looking all over for one to wear on my wheel chair." He hesitated, and then said, "Oh, a gift for you." He reached in his bag and pulled out another and handed it to me. I was so-o-o pleased. It fit perfectly and covered my chair controls--ideal if I should get caught in the rain.
I spoke with the woman who received one as well, and asked who the charitable man was. "President of Polygon Properties," she replied. You see, you just never know who you might cross paths with--furthermore you never know when you might receive.
Now about the pizza--barbecued chicken and very tasty.

2 comments:

Stephan Alexander Scharnberg said...

Great anecdote, great colour! It's so you. Highly visible for those late, dark nights when you're making like a speed demon along poorly lit sidewalks!

Alice said...

karyn, i've been out of town again, so i'm trying to catch up on blog reading :). your new poncho looks perfect! for you and for your ride :). you were in the right place, at the right time. if the pizza place had been open, you would have missed out on this :O).