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Nic: An Encounter At A Supermarket

Nic has a swell post re: a change in the way her views others of whom he once would disapprove, including an old man with a cart full of alcohol he almost ran into -- literally -- at a supermarket: "My groceries were quickly procured; I made my way to the check out lines and ended up in line behind the old man. As the cashier scanned his beer and took his payment, I pulled out my phone and entered the tweet. Coolest old man ever. I could have said 'most adorable old man ever,' but that might have gone over Twitter's 140 character limit. This is a change in me. A previous version of myself would have been quick to judge the man as a lush. I would have condemned him as an irresponsible drunkard. But there was something different this time. I couldn't be critical of him. Maybe I'm just getting older. Or more forgiving. Or better at giving grace." The rest of the story here.

Question: Are you quick to judge people? Are do you look for good in everyone?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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