I just came to work a while ago, but I have to write this up; it was TOO FRIGGIN AMAZING
So, while I was on my way to work today, I was at the Helsinki central railway station standing at a tram stop. ( Yes, I use a tram to get to work -->> [link] )
While standing there listening to my MP3-player, someone comes over and taps me on the shoulder. I turn around and there's this very messy looking man. He was bald, his clothes were ruffled, he had dirty glasses and small scars here and there on his face.
I just thought "Oh great, another bum..."
and judging by the look on his face/eyes and the way he talked, I thought he was either very tired, drunk or high on drugs.
But man did the guy surprise me.
He actually talked in a very, very polite way and he seemed to have great manners. He started talking about some weird beliefs and then said: "Did you know that Hell's Angels wear black with a little bit of red and white?"
At the moment, I was wearing (like I normally do)
black clothes, my long black winter coat, a red scarf, a pair of red gloves and my shoulder bag has big white prints of skulls on it.
He pointed these all out and he gave me a HUGE
grin, showing all his dirty teeth and chuckled: "You've been caught!"
I couldn't help but to burst out laughing at that.
I seriously didn't expect anything like that at all.
After that small introduction, he asked "So how are you doing with Christmas right around the corner?"
. I told the guy that I was on my way to work and we had a nice little chat there for a few minutes.
In the end, he decided to continue on on whatever he was doing and bid me farewell and Merry Christmas. I replied "To you as well!"
, but what he said next caught me completely out of guard...
He said "And you take care of yourself now, okay? Because if you don't and someone dares to hurt you, I will beat the SH*T out of that guy!"
I was touched...Really
I don't care anymore if he really was drunk, high or something else (he did say thought that he hasn't drank or used drugs in months)
, just hearing something like that from a complete stranger can really touch you, know what I mean?
I started feeling all warm and fuzzy inside after he left and I must have looked like a complete idiot, 'cause I couldn't stop smiling.
I guess this must be what people say about the Holiday spirit? Whatever was on that guys mind, he really made my day and I think this fuzzy feeling that I have now will last through whole Christmas...