So. I had a day yesterday. A really REALLY REALLY bad day. It started in Walmart. Someone took my iPhone. It’s a model that can’t be unlocked if it’s locked unless there’s facial or code confirmation. Jake and I spent a LOT of time at Walmart. And the AT&T store and with a nice young man later who delivered and helped set up my new phone. I’ll explain a bit more after you take in this very apropos message from the Universe:
There is no greater weapon, Silver, than kindness.
A smile, a compliment, encouragement and compassion belong in the arsenal of every Time-Space Adventurer.
Today, may you crush, kill and destroy the fears you encounter, in others and in yourself.
Yes, please, thank you –
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En garde, Silver!
The associates at Walmart, from the nice gal in the back by the bathrooms who tried to call my phone and then got the assistant manager to check security, to that assistant manager who looked through all the security footage, to the off-duty female officer working security who checked all the trashcans inside and out of the entrances, were all amazingly kind and helpful. Two of the associates who man the checkout area I use and who always admire Jake came by a couple of times to check on me. Then there was the OCPD sergeant who came to take the report and get copies of the security footage. He apologized for taking so long to get there. I apologized for him having to respond to a low-priority call but I needed the report for my insurance because iPhone 11s are NOT cheap. Luckily, I did have insurance.
Not wanting to hassle with filing the insurance on-line, I drove across the street to the AT&T phone store. The gal there was awesome. She filed the report, got my sim card all set up so the new phone would activate automatically, and even arranged for the phone to be delivered by the insurance folks last evening. (There’s usually a 24-hour wait!) The young man from Asurion (AT&Ts insurance folks) arrived early and stayed until restoration was well-underway.
Do you see where this is going? The kindness of all these people–of all different colors, orientations, and heritages–turned my really REALLY REALLY bad day into a day that left me smiling. The person who took the phone and didn’t turn it in? She got nothing. You can’t unlock those phones so she got nothing out of it. I hope Karma catches up to her! And I hope Karma is kind to all the wonderful people who brightened my day and turned it around. Be kind today. Even if the only person you bump into is yourself.