Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Trust Offered

Trust offered is a rare experience -- so yesterday's noon time adventure at Marcy's Diner threw me off guard. I was feeling particularly discouraged so decided a hamburger and community at my favorite diner would provide some relief.

Right after I ordered the hamburger I had this horrible thought about an empty wallet. I quickly checked and found only three dollars for a four dollar hamburger. Much to my surprise, the waitress told me if I was coming back another time, just bring the rest. She wasn't looking for the money today, just whenever. My stomach and spirits lept for joy as I was hungry and didn't know if I could quite survive the trip to the bank and back.

What really amazes me about this experience, is the offer she made. As I remember it (hunger may have clouded my memory) she offered to trust me for the remainder. I wondered, did I look that desperate? I doubt it - I just think she had a compasionate heart...

By the way -- check out the link to Marcy's Diner. You'll see a picture of the place. It is right next to where I work, and is mostly locals who eat there. It is inexpensive - good food - and friendly. Being next to the Maine College of Art, it also has some very interestingly dressed artists who are making statements that aren't at all to clear to me...

2 comments:

Jewels said...

Thanks for the story, Dana. It's good to hear about trust. I checked out the website and it just made me more hungry than I already am. I'm waiting for Dan to finish this report he's working on so we can go home and eat!

andyp said...

Hey Dad, So I just realized that Eugen e Peterson wrote The Message. What do you think of it? It certainly sheds new thoughts on verses I've heard hundreds of times.