We’re back from Thanksgiving weekend.
Now welcome to midterm season.
This is the time of the year when all the cubicles in Weldon are taken, all your classes appear emptier, students dig out their sweatpants, and campus smells a little like… anxiety.
So to alleviate the stress, I want to share a sweet little story that happened to me just yesterday:
It was around 2 o’clock in the afternoon when I was just about to head out of the arts building (my favourite place to study because it’s so quiet and beautiful on the inside) to meet my prof for a meeting… when I realized that it was pouring rain outside.
As in pouring rain.
This was a problem, as my appointment was at Somerville House.
(In case you didn’t know, the arts building is not close to Somerville House. Or at least, not considered close when it is pouring rain outside and you just want to dash from one building to the next).
But I realized that I didn’t have a choice – I didn’t want to keep my prof waiting.
So I was just about to make a run for it, when I felt a tap on my shoulder. I turned around, and it was a very friendly-looking caretaker.
He looked at me (very concerned) and asked,
“You don’t have an umbrella?”
I shook my head.
He then handed me a new garbage bag. “Here, take this.”
So I tore the bag a little on each side to expand its surface, and out I went.
I did get wet, but certainly not as wet as I would’ve gotten if I had just gone out with nothing but a cardigan.
So to that lovely caretaker, thank you!
That was very kind of you.
Funny how one little act of kindness can brighten up someone’s entire day despite how rainy or gloomy it may be outside.