A truck driver appeared at the cart as I was checking on the water levels in the bun bin. He asked for one “chicago” dog. I asked what he wanted on that dog and he said “everything, of course”. As I handed him his dog he asked for a coke. When I turned to get the coke I could see a young woman reviewing the menu. She looked intently at the menu and said “everything is so expense these days”.
The truck driver glanced at the woman and said ”do you want a hot dog? go ahead and order one. I’m buying.”
The look of surprise and delight on the young woman’s face was awe-inspiring. She, and I, were totally amazed by the gentleman’s generosity. He then handed me the money for two dogs and a coke.
For one split second I thought he would hang around and start talking to the young woman but I was wrong. After he paid for the dogs he turned to the woman and said “enjoy!!” and quickly returned to his truck.
I turned and said to the young woman “what would you like on your hot dog”. She smiled brightly and said “I’d like everything on it”.
It’s this kind of experience that restores my faith in humanity. There are quite a few good people out there! And one of them is a truck driver in San Francisco.