Random Act

My four-day respite from work ended yesterday around 4:48 PM.  It was then that I had to begin my trek from Woodstock back to Chambana.  The first leg of the trip was to take a train to Chicago.  Ace got me there three minutes prior to the train actually arriving.  I was worried about purchasing a ticket, and voiced this concern, to which he replied, “You buy that on the train.”  Oh yeah, that’s right.

So I get on, suitcase in hand and backpack on…back.  It is after a few moments of sitting down that my common sense returns like a sack of bricks to the face.  I have a debit card and a credit card.  Tickets cost money.  As in, cold hard cash.  Of which I currently have $0.00.

Thus was spent a few intensely embarrassing minutes with the ticket guy (conductor?), after which it was clear that I’d need to get off at the next stop and buy my ticket there.  I sat there feeling very embarrassed.

About a minute later, I heard someone get the ticket person’s attention.  “Where’s that man going?” I heard a female voice say.  “Chicago.”  I don’t remember the exact wording of the rest of that conversation, but not too long afterwards the guy called over to me.  He informed me that she had just paid for my ticket.

I really wish there was more I could’ve said than thank you.  Because that really doesn’t convey the gratitude I feel.  Heck, I don’t even know her name.

But it’s official now: angels walk among us.  You might be one of them.

One Response to “Random Act”

  1. Layli Says:

    Khalil, I’m so glad you had an angel that day! Know that you are not the first person to forget cash. Love ya!

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