Thank you for calling Skepchick headquarters. No, Iâ€™m sorry Elyse canâ€™t come to the AI today. She is currently inventing a new Twister game designed to flip breech skeplings. Yes, jello is involved. May I take a message?
Hello skeptical friends and neighbors!
I just got back from the gym. I walk a mile or so down Hollywood Boulevard to get to the gym and I usually spend my time avoiding the drug dealers, the people in costumes and the guys who try to get you to go on the star home tours. No, I donâ€™t want to see Madonnaâ€™s house and no, I donâ€™t want to buy an ounce of weed. Yes, I DO want my photo with the storm trooper but that will have to wait! Today on the way back from the gym, something sorta of lovely happened. I got to help a blind guy across the street. I saw that he couldnâ€™t click the walk button because he didnâ€™t know it was there (and strangely there were no storm troopers around to help at the time) so I pressed the button and then asked the man if I could help him across. He said yes, and so escorted him across. He was very sweet and I have to say that even though I was technically helping him, it really made me feel good.
Good deeds are great for everyone involved.
Have you done any simple acts of kindness recently? Do you do anything to help the community or your friends and family that in turn makes you feel good? Would you like me to take a message for Elyse?
The Afternoon Inquisition (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Skepchick community. Look for it to appear Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 3pm ET.