On Friday I was up and out of the house around 5 am. I had things to do and a bus (stop) to catch.
My idea this week was to select one of the many bus stops that I pass every day and pick the first person to arrive to wait for their bus. So, I staked out a bus bench near 72nd and Dodge. Shortly before 6am a young man showed up.. and it was go time.
Kalvin is an extremely pleasant and friendly guy. He is a plumber for Wonder Plumbing and was taking the bus to a job site. He said his car was being repaired and I commented that the $50 might help with that bill and he smiled and agreed.
Kalvin is 25, single, a graduate of Benson High School and has been a plumber for six years.
Kalvin is a pretty impressive guy. When asked what he likes to do away from work, he said he likes to spend time with his mom and family.
I sat and spoke with Kalvin for a few minutes on the bus bench as he waited for his bus, the Route#2, to arrive. When it did, we shook hands again and went our separate ways to our work.
Fridays always feel good, but after meeting Kalvin, this Friday felt especially great.