Thursday, July 3, 2008

The Saga Continues...

You will recall the Bible Re-shelving incident that took place at the bookstore I work at. Well, last night I was graced with an in-person apology from the students who pulled the prank. Mr. Phaedron Rising and his partner-in-crime stopped by the store.

"Tall Penguin?" he asked.

"Yup, that's me," cluing in immediately to who he was.

He offered his sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused. As I told him, I owe him my thanks. Without this whole incident, I wouldn't have met many of you fine people here on my blog. I can't even enumerate the amazing things that have unfolded as a result of this Saturday afternoon prank.

This all makes me think that even the unexpected crazy bits of our life can change our lives for the better. And also reminds me that we never know how our actions will affect another. Much like the butterfly effect, each interaction we have with others can alter the trajectory of their life course. For better or for worse, we are all connected.

tall penguin


Anonymous said...

That's awesome. That's how I found your blog, incidentally, so extend to them my thanks. :)

tall penguin said...

Thanks anon. I'm so glad you're here.

matt said...

I'm glad I met you too, penguin. :)

jdbartlett said...

That explains a lot.

It's not how I found your blog, but for a while I was a bit confused as to whether you were the prankster or the prankee. Thanks for clearing that up.

Phaedron Rising said...

Another apology is in order:

I'm sorry I had to cancel the after-hours binge drinking we had planned. I was staying with brothers in my fraternity during that night in Toronto, and I wasn't in a position to invite people over to their house.

The friends I came to the bookstore with wanted to go out to the bars, but some of my hosts were to broke to go. I had promised both groups that I would spend some time with them, but going out to the bar scene would have been the only way to reconcile that by bringing everyone together without imposing guests of mine on someone else's home. It fell through, and I had to pay deference to the people that were taking me in for the night. I had very little time to spend in Toronto, and I had to make sure that I spent at least a little of it with each group.

Next time I'm in town, we'll wage a proper war on the well-being on our livers.

tall penguin said...

Hey Phaedron, I look forward to the time when these apologies will be substituted with copious amounts of alcohol. Until then, Godspeed young man! ;)