Well, tonight, The Blonde and I were having a light dinner at the East Sac Taqueria, and while I was jabbering away about something stupid that happened at work today, she said "Hey, do you want to be a Boy Scout?" and I, of course, being in total Dumbazz Male Mode said "What?"
The Blonde: "Don't you see her?" She pointed at the corner of 38th and J, in front of the Peet's Coffee Shop (our local competitor to Starbucks), and there's a woman with a cane, who even at a distance has to be pushing 90, hump shouldered and such, who is trying to cross the street.
Now, its rush hour, and people can't be bothered to stop for another human being, right, and there's no light at this corner... its a little strip mall area at the beginning of the "Fabulous 40s" (translated - $1,000,000 houses on up - this is the NICE part of East Sacramento), so I jump up and dash across the street *just* as she's decided to start going across, even though there's still too much traffic.
Me: "Ma'am... let me help you here." I hold up and wave my arms and stop the cars.
Old Lady: "Why thank you. That's very kind. I have to take some medicine, and I like to get a soda at the store across the street."
She offered to TIP me. I, of course, did not take the tip. I said "Your thanks is enough for me. Have a good evening!"
So, what altruisms have you done lately? These build good karma, you know.