People are self-absorbed. Not maliciously clueless, just clueless. The situation: freezing rain for two days and several colleagues saw me miss the bus by seconds, mere seconds, after work tonight. Neither offered to drive me home. Both commiserated, but continued on to their own vehicles. Really, what would it have taken for them to perform that kindness. 5 minutes, maybe 7 out of their way.
I like to think that I would. I like to think that I look for ways to perform kindnesses for people. Not because I have to, but because it is the right thing to do.
This nagged at me all night. This sour encounter that colours how I see the people who I call colleagues.