Five Routine Minutes: My Dad And A Hard Working Five Year OldPosted: February 20, 2013
On Sunday, I took my parents to North Carolina State University. We went to see my son play with the school’s Pep Band at a women’s basketball game.
Here is a picture I drew of my folks and the Omawari-son after the game.
Yes, I know it isn’t my usual caliber of work. Even Picasso had a bad day now and again.
After we had dinner, we were on the way to drop my son off at his dorm. He pointed out a favorite restaurant of his. It is a Korean place that I’ve written a “Five Minutes” post about before. The conversation reminded my Dad of an encounter he had with the owner of a shoe repair business, a Korean gentleman.
My Dad took a pair of shoes in for repair. He’d patronized this particular shoemaker’s shop before. When he went back to pick up his repaired shoes he struck up a conversation with the business man. Why would he do that? I’ve mentioned before, my parents talk to strangers.
Dad continued –
The cobbler looked at him, smiled and said
Realizing that time might have gotten away from him, my Dad tried to recover with a quick joke.
As my Dad paid for the repaired shoes, the shoemaker showed he was just as quick. He thanked him for his business and added…
A musical interlude by the North Carolina State University Pep Band: