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David Ashton
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re: Random acts of generosity
David Ashton   4/5/2011 8:51:32 AM
I had something similar once. I was travelling out of Heathrow airport, on a staff ticket, with my disabled wife and half a ton of luggage, and ended up in the wrong terminal (I had a TAP ticket and was dropped at the BA terminal). I was also using language that my father would not altogether have approved of. A British Airways guy came up and with some kind words sorted us out, took my TAP ticket, and got us on a BA flight. None of which he had to do. I was so grateful and not altogether proud of the way I had acted. I have two comments on this... firstly the best experiences of this sort always seem to happen when you are a bit stressed out and they restore your faith in human nature, if not in God (my experience did not have the religious connotations that Max's did, but it was just as humbling). And secondly I think the universe, or God, or Karma, whatever you want to call it, wants you to reciprocate, so if you get the chance to help someone out, even if it means going out of your way a bit, do so. I think what goes around comes around. I'm not sure this comes close to what I want to say, but both giving and receiving kindnesses like this make the world a better place.

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