"Hey this is kind of weird but I rode by and someone was looking thru the stuff in this basket. When I rode by again, the stuff was gone. If it was just you getting your stuff, sorry for the confusion. If not & your stuff was stolen, you could call me 913-220-7*** since I possibly saw it."
As I put the note in my pocket, I thought, "Wow, fellow Wildcats do really care for one another after all, don't we?" I rode happily to my next destination.
In the meantime, I wonder how it is with the Jayhawks an hour and a half east of us.
Later, as I shopped at Wal-Mart, I texted her back. The message was:
"When you left a note in my bike's basket, did the guy have black hair & a teal raincoat? If so, that was just me, so I appreciate your concern. Thank you for..."
Then my 160-character allotment ran out, so I continued:
"...for reassuring me that through the concern of strangers, this campus is safe. & I'm not missing anything today. Again, thanks & have a good weekend."
These were her responses:
"Yes alright that makes me feel better
"No problem. u too
A few moments of concern from a stranger named Emily was the kindest act I have ever seen done to me in a long time! That day, I just placed my trapper keeper and a sheet of paper or two on my bike basket on the way to the tutoring center, and that's what she saw me take out of the basket.
Would you care to share with us random acts of kindness from total strangers having happened to you on your college campus or work-site? That day's event really helped raise my morale for my life at K-State in general. I love it when people are so kind around here.
These may be the last two semesters that I will enjoy a kind campus because I may enter the Navy's training academy after this summer, and their "student life" (recruit life) will be nothing like ours! I must enjoy every moment and small act of kindness that I can while still at K-State.