in the drive-thru at Taco Johns.
Yesterday's lunch destination was a quick drive thru at Taco Johns. The line was out to the street, everybody in town must have been craving Potato Ole's or Nachos Navidad. So I sat in line and waited my turn. I took note of how terrible my ink stained hands look, how badly my car needs vacuuming, how badly I need a manicure, the South Dakota license plate of the vehicle in front of me, the University of South Dakota sticker in it's window, as I was waiting. After several minutes, I made my way to the pick-up window. The lady handed me my potato Ole's smothered in cheese sauce and told me my meal had been taken care of. I said, "what"? She proceeded to tell me that the gentlemen in the vehicle in front of me paid for my meal and told the clerk to wish me a "Merry Christmas". It stopped me in my tracks...I've never had such a kind gesture from a total stranger before. What a wonderful gift from a person that I have no way of thanking. So this noon hour I shall return to Taco Johns and return this gesture of goodwill.
"Peace on Earth, Goodwill toward men".