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Helping Someone Play Solitaire

I don’t know what it is about watching someone play solitaire, but you feel compelled to hover over their shoulder and point out that the 6 of clubs can go on the 7 of hearts. Everybody is guilty of this at some point. You feel like you’re helping, but you’re really annoying them. You forget about how much it bugs you when someone else does it to you when you’re playing solitaire. We are all hypocrites at heart. Helping someone play solitaire is proof. Sometimes you’re actually helping them though. It’s not always easy to spot the obvious move. They will tell you to shut up and leave them alone, but as soon as you walk away they will take your advice and move the 6 of clubs to the 7 of hearts and silently thank you.

Critically Rated at 11/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young


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Helping a Little Old Lady

I was waiting for the bus last week, and it finally pulled up, stopped, and opened the doors. Common courtesy requires that you wait for the other passengers to get off before you get on, and so I waited as a little old lady came scuffling up to the exit. She was going at a snail’s pace, seemingly in slow motion, and it was keeping the other passengers from boarding. So I stepped up onto the bus and the driver instantly snapped and started yelling at me, “LET THE PEOPLE OFF FIRST!” I gave him a dirty look, kept on climbing up, approached the little old lady, and offered her my arm. She gratefully took it and thanked me, and together we steadily made our way to the exit. Once she was safely off the bus, I paid for my fare and got my transfer from the driver, and I could tell he felt like an asshole for assuming that I was just a punk trying to shove my way onto the bus. There were a dozen people around that were perfectly content with watching a little old lady struggle because it’s not their problem. I can’t do that. If I see a problem, if I’m aware of it, it becomes my problem. I can’t change the world, but helping a little old lady is a start.

Critically Rated at 14/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young


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