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A Co-worker’s Act of Thoughtfulness

It’s good to have friends. This morning , around 6:30 a.m., as I was getting ready to leave for work, I received a text. It said, “Wreck at Lone Elm & Zora.” That short and simple text saved me a great deal of time and aggravation.

It was from my friend and coworker who knows I take that way to work every morning. He was worried I’d get hung up in traffic at that intersection and be late. He was right. That’s exactly what would have happened.

How many people would have thought to send a quick message to a coworker about an accident that could cause a delay? I know I’ve worked with several people to whom it would have never occurred to send the message, even though it took less than one minute to type that simple sentence and press Send.

We need more courteous behavior like that in our world. It doesn’t cost anything to be nice and show others a little consideration. Thanks to my friend and coworker, I took an alternate route to work, which I normally avoid due to the number of stoplights, and made it on time. I even arrived while it was still sprinkling outside, just before the rain began pelting us unmercifully.

My friend met me at the door and had the coffee ready. He may not admit it, but I think he worries about my other coworkers and me. He seems the happiest after everyone has arrived safe and sound for the day.

Why can’t everyone be nice that like? The world would be a much happier place if we were.

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