This week’s resolution is perfect for me. I am a do-gooder by nature. Yesterday’s, take the picture for the tourist, was kind of lame but today life presented me with a great opportunity.
The parking meter’s flashing light told the world that the guy who parked there didn’t have any change on him. It would only be a matter of time until he was slapped with a ticket and the hassle of paying for it. Here I come to save the day bearing quarters and goodwill. A small act, yes, but did I mention the car belonged to my husband. He had an appointment this afternoon that he thought was in the city. The appointment was actually in Mill Valley so by the time he arrived he was pretty late and stressed out. Finding no change in his car I offered to drive to there and fill his meter for him. Good deed? Check. Happy husband? Check. I was so excited I walked up and down the street and filled the meters of other cars that ran out of time. When I got back to the car and my middle son Jack asked what I was doing I told him about my little project for the week. “That is so nice,” he said without an ounce of sarcasm. I love five-year olds. It is going to be a very good week.