Alan needed eggs.
I totally forgot on my first round of errands. So after lunch, I grabbed the three bucks off the table and waddled off to the variety store (lunch was salad and pesto mashed potatoes - you'd waddle too).
Put the eggs on the counter. "That'll be $3.15," said Mama.
Did I mention this was my second attempt to run errands?
Just as Mama was telling me that it was OK, I could pay the difference next time I came in (we shop there a lot), a total stranger reached into his pocket an put fifteen cents on the counter.
Thanks, Total Stranger!
Waddling home with my now fully-paid-for eggs, I started thinking about all the stories you hear of people being helped by a Total Stranger. From the little stuff like throwing a few coins on the counter to helping cats out of trees and rushing in to burning buildings. Always a Total Stranger. Who usually wanders off before anyone can say "Thank you".
And I thought..... what if it's not a bunch of random people. What if it's THE SAME PERSON?
Total Stranger - The Super Hero. Wandering the world to rescue the hapless, the inept, the forgetful.
Crazy thought, I know. But no crazier than, say, gravity. And it could be anybody. Because who actually looks the Total Stranger in the face?
Anybody at all.
Could it be you?