Thursday, February 26, 2009

Going Above and Beyond

Like Christina, I also see random things while on my way to work. Yesterday morning I saw a hair cutter from Mario's Salon in Davis Square (I think it was Mario himself) help a blind person cross the street. The employee of Mario's Salon didn't stop there but walked with the blind person all the way to the T and led him to a MBTA staff member to assist the blind person with getting on the public transportation.

Now was this simply an employee helping out a client in order to keep the client returning for his services? Maybe, however I rarely see people go above and beyond their call of duty for others in general, not to mention those who are differently abled. Could the employee have helped the blind person cross the street, and then gone back to business, sure, but I thought it was really a nice thing that he followed the blind person the whole way to the T.

I would also like to point out that there was still some snow/ice on the sidewalk which made it very dangerous to walk, especially if one can't see the snow/ice. Even more reason I think it was commendable for this hair cutter to walk this blind person all the way to the T.

So I just wanted to take the time to give a shout out to those people that go above and beyond the call of duty. Do you know of/seen anyone who has gone above the call of duty?

1 comment:

Casey said...

"hair cutters" are often known as "barbers". :-)

I always feel happy when drivers stop for me in a crosswalk, though that's not necessarily going above and beyond.