To the editor:

Just a brief tale of why I think humanity still exists in our strange new world. A police officer came to my door yesterday morning, with a mask on, and asked politely if I would please move my vehicle a bit further from the fire hydrant, for public safety.

I’d been awake maybe six minutes at this point. Disheveled from sleep and a bit confused about the situation, I say yes, I’ll do that immediately. And I did.

It didn’t occur to me until later, after my coffee, that it took some effort to come find me and ask. I got no ticket, no tow truck showed up, just a public servant who was worried about other people, and communicating that clearly. So, in the end, I have faith in people doing the right thing when they care about other people.

Tim St. John


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