Yesterday, my wife and I stopped in at the McDonald’s in Knoxville, IL for a quick dinner. We were heading up to Davenport, IA for another agility dog show. On our way out I held the door open for two elderly ladies. The first one was utilizing a cane and was definitely struggling to navigate the walkways. I must mention the fact they both expressed their appreciation for my deed which seems to be a dying concept in today’s society. Oftentimes I’ll hold the door open on my way out of an establishment without a bit of acknowledgement. Probably the most irritating is when they simply walk out past me without reaching out for the door so I can continue on my way.
Back on topic, I finished holding the door and proceeded alongside the ladies to my car. They ended up turning left into the parking lot between a truck and car. As soon as the lady with the cane passed the truck window, a large dog jumped at her barking loudly. It startled me a little bit, but guessing resulted in a Depends moment for the lady. She turned white and screamed “Jesus Christ!” I tried, but couldn’t hold back a laugh. Either she saw the white light, was seriously pissed off or in fact Jesus might have wanted some tasty nuggets.
Note, as I was leaving the parking lot it hit me that the golden arches actually looked like a broken halo.