Lesson at the Gas Station

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I am participating in the March Slice of Life Story Challenge. Thanks to the co-authors of              Two Writing Teachers for creating this  supportive community.

I pulled into the bay at the Wawa, got out of the car, and began pumping. That’s when I heard the music, the beautiful music, being sung by a tenor. I quickly realized that the source of the music was the red pickup with the white lettering that just pulled in beside me. Inside, the driver was clearly enjoying the last strains of the aria before shutting off the engine.

It was not what I was expecting. And why, I wondered? Why couldn’t a guy in work overalls driving a red pickup enjoy opera?

And then I wondered what other stereotypes I might be harboring. Maybe it’s time I look at the world a little differently, a little more openly.

Beautiful music. Thanks.

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6 Responses to Lesson at the Gas Station

  1. TammyB says:

    Have you heard of the podcast 10 things to tell you? Tuesdays episode was about what we assume about people…perfect for this story.

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  2. Melody says:

    This is so lovely! What a great lesson to us all to question our own biases.

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  3. arjeha says:

    I think we are all guilty of making assumptions. As is often said. “Don’t judge a book…” I sometimes wonder what assumptions others make about me without knowing anything about me.

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  4. This is such an honest and real post. We all make assumptions and you know what happens when you assume……a

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  5. Presumptions so often steer us in the wrong direction. What a great lesson learned today!

    But what is WaWa? 🙂

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