My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Pay it Forward

One challenge (and it is minor) in travelling with a guide dog is the relieving early in the morning.  In Kansas City we were on level 17 in the hotel.   I usually throw on the sweats and walk Cricket out in a semi sleep stage.  She is very focused on where she needs to go.  On the last day we were on the elevator at this early time and this lady said - hey Becky, its Kay.  In my semi-conscious state I said hi and that was it -- (no, good to see you how are you!)  The name didn't register, obviously someone I had met at the conference.  After we walked outside from taking Cricket out and was a little more awake, I said to Steve oh my gosh I was kind of rude to her!   I wish I knew who she was to apologize -- her email to contact her and say I am sorry.  Steve said - just pay it forward.  So, Kay I am so sorry for not being a little more friendly at that early, early time.  I am sorry that I didn't greet with a smile and ask how you were doing.  I hope I get the chance to run into you at the next conference.  But if not, I will make an effort to be a little more friendly and pay it forward.   

4 comments:

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

I had to chuckle at your story because it shows what a considerate person you are! I'm sure Kay knew that you had just woken up, hadn't had your morning coffee, maybe hadn't brushed your teeth yet, had bed head...there are a hundred reasons why someone wouldn't want to engage in conversation early in the morning. I doubt she gave it a second thought--and you are WAY ahead of the game in your kind and sensitive "pay it forwards", Becky!

s day said...

You're too funny.

Ruby's Raiser said...

As I read your post, I was thinking exactly the same thing that Mimi said -- you are extremely considerate! I'm sure she understood. :)

Becky said...

Mimi - funny ... love your description ... its not quite that bad! Yes, early in the morning and the elevator isn't the typical place to be perky!