Sunday, 22 November 2009

The Circle of Trust

It’s nice living in a small town. There are definitely some minor inconveniences of being so isolated, but overall, it’s been an awesome experience so far.

Just the other day, Jess and I were at the bus ticket counter to buy tickets to go to Andong. As the ticket lady was handing the tickets to Jess, the bus pulled up. She told us to run and catch it, so I sprinted ahead to get the bus driver to wait. Jess trailed behind, but when we were both seated on the bus, she told me that she hadn’t paid for the tickets. The ticket lady didn’t want us to miss the bus, so she had told Jess to simply pay for the tickets whenever we got back.

When we returned from Andong, we knocked on the ticket window and her husband answered. He greeted us with a smile, and we explained to him that we owed them some money. He checked a little post-in note on the counter, and nodded in understanding. We paid for the tickets, said our goodbyes, and walked home.

Faith is a key player in small towns, and it’s a good feeling to be within the circle of trust.

- Ken

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to try that here in Gatineau...we've been here 21 years so there must be some trust, right? :)