Because we all need to be reminded to do nice things, someone has decided that this is “Random Acts of Kindness Week.” As such, it’s been thought that the crew here should incorporate that message into our posts. Well, some of us (me) are having a harder time doing it than others. It’s not that we’re not nice people, most of us are but I won’t name names. The thing is, nice is not what we do well.
Actually the reasons we are all here is that we look at things a little differently than most people. We tend to be a little more sarcastic, edgy, snarky and smart-ass. Turning off the pit bull and bringing out the bichon frise ain’t that easy. Then there’s the issue of the actual act of kindness. Do we write about something we’ve done or something we’ve seen or heard about?
Now yesterday, Damon wrote a great post about being kind and how it’s really not that tough to do a few little things here and there. I agree, and I try to do my best to hold doors, let someone ahead of me in line if they only have a couple of items,
be courteous while driving, and so forth. But here’s the thing, I just can’t think of a specific act of kindness I’ve seen or done lately. I work from home, I don’t get out much, it’s a slow week, pick one of the above. But I’ve got nothin’.
So I’ve decided my random act of kindness will be a public service announcement. First, here’s the story.
There’s a restaurant in Las Vegas called the “Heart Attack Grill,” where they serve food which can have almost 10,000 calories in one meal. Ten-thousand calories in one meal. Well, it seems like a second man who was a regular, and I mean a regular (they had a line of clothing with a cartoon of him on it), has dropped dead of a heart attack. He was 52 years old, the first guy was 29.
So here is my act of kindness for the week: an inspirational quote. “People, you can’t do that shit.”
That is my kindly advice for the week, take it or leave it.