|My favorite part piece at the moment. It was done in a moment of inspiration. I don't think I'd be able to duplicate the process. >.>|
Tired Man - "I told Donald that the new girl is a nice young lady."
Me - "Aww, thankyou."
Tired Man - "No really. You treat me really nice. Other people who work here, they don't treat me so nice sometimes. Some of them, I mean."
Me - "What do you mean?"
Tired Man- "You treat me like a normal person. I come in and they... kinda act brusquely when they get me my free day old bagel and coke. But you do it with a smile. A real smile."
Me - "I like smiling. But really, why would I treat you differently? You and a lot of other people come here all the time. You're a customer. You have to be nice to customers."
Tired Man - "Yeah! I'm customer. But they don't see me that way. I don't know. But thank you for being nice."
Me - "You're welcome."
A man comes in to my coffee shop every Thursday to pick up the trash and recyclables. He's always polite. He always does his job. All he asks is for the left over, day-old bagels or muffins and a cold drink to cool him down. (Everyone who works there get one free drink a day). To me, he's just another man going about his business and I treat him with the professionalism and customer service he deserves.
Tired Man (as I will refer to him) is nearly six feet tall. He has dark, tanned skin of mixed heritage. His thoughtful, coffee colored eyes have everything but caffein in them. He speaks with a light accent and is expressive with his hands, even when they're by his side. He has a thin, cursive like tattoo on his neck and it's rather pretty even though the ink has faded making it impossible to read at a distance. A couple weeks ago, he was so thin I could see his ribs and breastbone. Poor guy needed a sandwich, but all I could give was that free, day old bagel.
I want to continue being nice for Tired Man. I don't know his history. Tired man's story is not my business. It's not that I see the world through rose colored glasses. I'm an artist. I see a lot. The world has been lacking empathy lately. Tired Man is not the only example I could give. Be kind to a stranger today. Give someone a smile.
I'm RoxyRoo, a Mangaka (Manga artist), a silly cosplayer and sequential artist. I love hugs, chocolate, and hanging with my peeps. Please feel free to explore my page, ask questions, hire me for art commissions, or just say hi. ^_^|
Photo taken by ~AfterCon