A Little Help Goes a Long Way

A lady stopped by at my office the other day, her young child in tow.  He was complaining, because he wanted (for unknown reasons) to go to the first floor, and she was saying they didn’t have time and had to go home.  I looked up.  To save the day, you know, for that is my wont.

I must have looked particularly bushy-tailed, for he looked at me with his full attention.

“Forget the first floor,” I said, earning his mother’s gratitude. “The ninth floor has the dragon!”

“Oh, thanks,” his mother said, over his eager eyes and arm yanks.  But I think she did not mean it.

🙂 🙂 🙂

jazz in central park


About sputnitsa

Born in the US, I grew up in Africa and the West Indies, and returned stateside in my teens. After a decade in international development, democracy work, and inclusivity training for domestic NGOs, I joined Peace Corps, and after a year, experienced my first Russian invasion. I followed that up by volunteering with refugees and youth, and after some vacation time climbing minarets and mountains, I returned to New York City, where today I work on social justice with college students, produce short films, and write.
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7 Responses to A Little Help Goes a Long Way

  1. ralfast says:

    Draco dormiens nunquam titilliandus.


  2. LilliCray says:

    That is hilarious. And a little… ouch. If you know what I mean. (But don’t ask me what I meant, ’cause I don’t know…)

  3. JBro says:

    I love this post! You are so evil 🙂

    • sputnitsa says:

      🙂 Says the Good J 🙂

      He begged me to tell him more about the dragon and I told him I would–if he survived the encounter.

      That day on the way home, I was chuckling over this and then I suddenly realized he might come back (if his mom let him) and then he’d want to know more. So I was forced to make up a whole dragon story for him, just in case. 🙂 🙂 Unfortunately, a week has passed and I’ve forgotten the story. 🙂

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