Some Superheroes You See Outside The Movies

, , , , , , | Friendly | March 12, 2018

(Waiting for my bus in the pouring rain after having a terrible day at work, I see a little boy across the road, dragging his mum down the street, shouting excitedly.)

Little Boy: “Hurry up, Mum! I want to see the superheroes and tell them what I did today.”

Mum: “I’m going as fast as I can. Which one’s your favourite?”

Little Boy: “I love them all. They’re my bestest friends in the ever!”

Mum: “Okay, we’re nearly there, sweetie.”

(The little boy and his mum stopped in front of the war memorial. The little lad was jumping up and down shouting, “Hello!” His mum started reading the names off, and the little boy kept repeating them telling them that he went to school for the first time that day. I cried.)

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There’s Holding-Your-Hair Drunk, And Then There’s This:

, , , , , | Hopeless | February 26, 2018

I was out in town with my friend, when she started complaining that she felt tired, and asking if could we head back home. While waiting for food before our taxi home, she began being sick, and repeatedly just saying how tired she was.

She fell down and bumped her head, so we couldn’t take any chances with her drowsiness. One very kind passer-by stayed with us, cancelled our taxi, called an ambulance, and waited on the phone with them, keeping my friend awake and asking questions to be able to ascertain her consciousness level.

She then came with us to the hospital, and stayed with us until my friend had been seen and assessed by a doctor. She gave up her night out and left her friends to stay with two very drunk girls, who were panicking quite a lot. It restored faith in humanity, as many others were just walking past and laughing at the state of my friend, not offering any assistance or help, and basically only telling me that “I needed to get her home” and that I should “look after her better.”

So, thank you, kind stranger, for keeping a level head and providing so much assistance.

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The Birds And The Monkeys

| Related | March 20, 2014

(My mother is pregnant with my youngest sibling and is trying to get my two-year-old brother to understand.)

Mother: “[Brother], there’s a baby in Mommy’s tummy.”

Brother: *laughing* “Noooo!”

(My mother tries to explain that yes, there’s a baby in there and he’s going to be a big brother. After a few weeks, she thinks he’s finally starting to get it.)

Mother: “[Brother], there’s a baby in Mommy’s tummy.”

Brother: *excited* “Yeah!”

Mother: *skeptical* “[Brother], there’s a monkey in Mommy’s tummy.”

Brother: *excited* “Yeah!”

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