My humble Top-10 all-time Springsteen:
2. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
4. Outlaw Pete
5. Born to Run
6. Land of Hope and Dreams
7. From Small Things (One Day Big Things Come)
8. The Wrestler
9. Held Up Without a Gun
10. Lonesome Day
The great thing about Springsteen though, is you really can’t go wrong.
There’s an important lesson at the end of this, so stay with me.
On the bus ride home today, we stopped at the Capital Square to pick up a few passengers. One happened to be in a wheelchair, which is not uncommon on my rides home at night.
After a few minutes though the bus was still not moving and the driver appeared to be having issues with the set up required to secure a wheelchair. The man finally boarded, but the bus still did not move. After 10 minutes, the bus driver spoke up informing us that a part which is used to secure the wheelchair was malfunctioning and we had to wait for a repair.
As you can imagine, already impatient people were not happy with this news and many decided to get off the bus, with the idea of walking a more attractive option. But most kept quiet. Only 10 minutes from home, I too decided to walk the rest of the way.
But before I could disembark, a gentleman disposed probably the most rancid opinion I have ever heard in person.
“That could be two friggen hours from now,” the man said of the repairs. “If I ever end up in a wheelchair, shoot me so I don’t become a disgusting embarrassment.”
He then left the bus in front of me and continued to mumble his ignorance.
I don’t have much of a lesson for you here other than this: Don’t be an asshole.
And show kindness to those with disabilities. It is how you would want to be treated.