Thursday, September 08, 2005

One good deed

Sordid Lives = 6/10. You've probably never heard of this one. I watched it because my co-worker Cindy recommended it to me. The movie looks like it's a soap opera. I don't know if it's the lighting or what, but compare/contrast what you'd see at a theater to what a Lifetime movie looks like. Sordid Lives looks more like the Lifetime movie. For those that don't know what this movie is about and won't watch the trailer (because SOME of you think it's "sad" to watch movie trailers anywhere but in a movie theater) or read the synopsis, it's about redneck white trash in Texas that come together for a funeral. Instead of laughing at many of the parts, I cringed. I cringed because many of the redneck moments that were in the movie I see on a daily basis. Worse, I could say "oh, my [insert relative title and name here] does that/says that to many of the redneck actions.

This morning as I was driving out of my apartment complex on my way to work, there was a car stopped in the middle of the road. Blocking all traffic, of course. The woman driving puts on her emergency blinkers, gets out of her car, walks to the front of her car and then over to the sidewalk. There she gently places a small turtle that was in the middle of the road. "Ah, how sweet" was my first reaction. As I drove on, I started thinking about what she did. It occured to me that I don't think I have EVER saved a random animal that was in the middle of danger. I really not a selfish person and I do good things, but I felt a lot like an animal killer.

I wonder if any good deed I have ever done has made people think less of themselves. Or worse...I wonder if anything good I've ever done has caused a person to like me less.

1 comment:

ET said...

I think it is awesome that this lady stopped in the middle of morning rush hour traffic to move the turtle over.