All in all, I basically have this innate ability to make people feel better when they’re down. Except, maybe, for this morning.
This girl walking in front of me slips on ice and falls down, pretty hard, on her ass. Instantly, I bellow, “Oh my God! Oh my God!” Meanwhile, she has a smile on her face, as she is laughing at herself and the situation. I approach her to help her up while continuing to bellow, “Oh my God!” I’m not sure what was wrong with me; I’ve seen humans fall down many times before in my life.
Okay – the ending of the story: I help her up to her feet. She thanks me, with a smile. Tells me she is perfectly fine. I then offer, “I can brush you off for you.” AS IN BRUSH OFF THE ICE THAT HAD GOTTEN ONTO THE ASS AREA OF HER COAT. Needless to say, her smile goes away and she politely declines my offer.
Whether or not you want me to be, I’m always here for you if you’re down.