My so-called good deed for the day


I was walking down Shattuck Avenue by the Berkeley BART station this morning amidst a crowd of people.  And when I passed this one guy  I heard something fall to the ground.  I’m one of the great “ground-scorers” of all-time.  So I immediately turned to see what it was.  It was a little wad of cash.  Three tightly-folded 20 dollar bills.  60 bucks.

“HEY!  HEY!  You dropped something,” I called out.

“Oh. Thanks,” he said.  He picked the dough up off the sidewalk, put it back in his pocket and walked off.

Of course, there were a bunch of other people that were watching me at the time.  So I didn’t have much of a choice but to do the “right thing.”  But I couldn’t help wondering what I would have done if nobody else had noticed.  I might have done that old routine where you step on the dough real quick to hide it, and then pick it up when nobody is watching.

What’s that old saying? “A person’s character is what they do when nobody is watching.”

I guess a lot of what we do when people are watching is mostly just for show.


One thought on “My so-called good deed for the day

  1. Good one. I happened to look up Andy singer and communicated with him. He said you’re a great writer and cartoonist. He is very busy churning out graphic novels and cartoons. He helped Blue

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