Walked out of the bank and in to a woman standing on the sidewalk crying. I asked her if she was ok. She said no. I offered help and she broke down and told me her husband is on his death bed with cancer. He only has a few days left to live.
I told her that I completely understand and that I’m just started my journey with a sick parent. We were meant to run in to each other tonight.
We talked about cancer treatments and the range of emotions we go through when a loved one is ill.
She seemed so alone and sad.
I asked her if she needed a hug. She stopped walking and hesitated for a second, but the moment I held out my arms, she hugged me really tight and cried a little harder. I told her that she wasn’t alone and that she will be ok, but it’s going to take a while.
We made a right on Michigan Avenue. I asked her if she wanted my number to talk if she needed to. she stared at me and asked me if I was real. I said “Miss, ‘m as real as it gets.”
You are such an awesome human being.
- Caroline Martin: i was hoping to have wonky dreams like the night before, but no luck
- Kurt Guenther: how wonky
- Caroline Martin: like, vivid
- Caroline Martin: but enjoyable
- Caroline Martin: elaborate tree houses and cute boys
- Caroline Martin: making tea for me and confessing their like to me
- Kurt Guenther: whoa whoa whoa, stop right there. I don't need to hear your sick
- Kurt Guenther: tree house fetishes
What Bethlehems said. I have tons of engineering friends who are poor at communicating, and have an even worse sense of culture.
And coming from a former engineering student, I know that 90% of the crap they teach you is never going to be used in the real world anyways.
I’m pretty sure somebody was just trollin’, and successfully, I might add. However, I have to argue against you guys.
When you say, “shit you probably will never use again the rest of your life,” you are just as bad as this troll, except I assume you’re being serious. While us liberal arts kids probably won’t ever use calculus again, the math, science, and engineering majors are using that stuff daily. Most every course you take is important within your major on some level — and if it’s not important to you, why are you taking it and why is it your major? But that is neither here nor there.
This liberal arts vs. hard science bullshit has got to stop. There is use for everything in this world. While one thing might not be your cup of tea, it is someone else’s elixir of life. Let them live, okay?
Yeah, I know I was adding fuel to the fire. But I mean it when I say that 90% of engineering school crap is never really used in the real world; the professor I had for thermodynamics (the class that convinced me engineering is not my thing) said that the stuff he was teaching us isn’t used in that way currently anyway, and if you did need to solve some kind of thermodynamic problem, that’s what reference books are for. So why we had to take closed-book tests is (somewhat) beyond me.
I don’t have anything super against hard science, I’m a liberal arts major at a technical college, this one just got me a little.
I feel that. I actually wrote an article for RIT’s weekly mag, Reporter, about just that.