My building’s watchman today gave me a smile and a wave. So did his wife.
I was traveling, and hence hadn’t seen them in a few weeks.
It doesn’t mean much, someone smiling. Big deal. Even though many people choose to keep morose faces throughout the day.
But this ageing couple smiling and waving is special.
Just a couple of days ago, the watchman’s wife went into cancer remission. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the watchman suddenly got heart problems and needed to be operated upon immediately.
Do these guys have enough money saved up for taking care of their healthcare needs? Certainly not. What do they do? Take a loan of course. And you can be sure that their interest rates aren’t pretty.
They have it tough right now. Really really tough.
And yet they are able to smile and wave. What a mindset!