One Size Fits All
--by Camilion, posted May 1, 2006
Moved by the artists, my wife felt we ought to do something to support them. Something, anything.
The guy next to us, an Italian youngster named Arthur, had become our friend in applause. We just knew that he felt the same way, because at the end of the concert, all three of us stood up to give our own version of a standing ovation for these budding artists.
After the concert, we go outside to the front desk and ask the little girl behind the CD-counter. "What is your favorite item? This t-shirt or this CD or this card?" The little girl was also part of the ten-person band; she was the daughter of the lead singer. A little shy, she shrugs her shoulder with a hidden smile on her face.
"Ok, we'll take this t-shirt. Do you have it in another size?" "No, that's the only size." In fact, it was the only t-shirt they had. On it, it had a photo of Martin Luther King, Jr. and it said -- "Nonviolence works!"
Right then, our Italian friend is coming out. We turn to him and hand him the shirt. "This is for you," we tell him while handing him a smile card.
It wasn't clear that the t-shirt was his size, but Arthur accepted it with a broad smile. Smiles are one-size-fits-all.