Today I drove to Mooresville, as I do each and every Tuesday — 52 weeks a year.
I drop off our paper — Coffee News — with Eric.Â Eric delivers the papers for us there.Â He’s been doing this for us faithfully for a few years — 52 weeks a year.
Often I’m busy.Â Often Eric is busy.Â So I drop the papers on his porch and boogie down the road.
But sometimes we have time to visit for a few minutes.Â Today we did.
It’s always a pleasure.Â Usually, like today, I yak too much.Â Eric is a good listener.
I need to be a better listener.
Today, while I talked and we loaded papers, shortly before dusk, there was a soft rain falling.
He noticed a fairly impressive double rainbow.
He had to tell me about the rainbow three times.Â I ran my mouth endlessly about my car repairs and it took a little repetition on his part before this registered.
I appreciate his persistence.Â When he finally got my attention and I stopped talking and looked, it was worth a moment.
Sometimes I need a little help.Â Thanks, Eric.
I pointed the iPhone and took a couple of pictures.