Archive for Friday, March 10, 2006

Kind strangers

March 10, 2006


To the editor:

On March 2, I planned to attend the last KU women's basketball home game. Since I had only attended one game earlier with a ticket I was given, the price was something I didn't know. Someone had said the tickets were inexpensive, and I thought $5 was the price I had heard.

Since it was getting late, I grabbed a handful of quarters rather than stopping at the ATM. Parking space was at a premium. I finally located one north of Murphy Hall.

By the time I got to the ticket booth on the south end of the fieldhouse, there was no line as the game had long since begun.

To my dismay, the ticket price was $15. I had $6, tops. Just ahead of me, toward the doors, a man and woman asked if I wanted to go to the game. I explained my dilemma.

Without a moment's hesitation the gentleman opened his wallet and handed me $20. He said to enjoy the game and refused my quarters. I purchased my ticket. Behind me, were a dad and two girls who also were surprised at the cost. I tried to give them my now $10 extra, but he wouldn't take it.

So thank you all. I enjoyed the game very much and I promise to pass along the spontaneous act of kindness.

It made me wonder if Blanche DuBois, from "A Streetcar Named Desire," was right when she said, "I have always depended on the kindness of strangers."

No, I'll just be better prepared in the future.

Thank you again, kind strangers.

Linda Tuttle,



bearded_gnome 11 years, 11 months ago

Bravvo to that stranger! and thank you mrs/ms/miss tuttle for sharing this in a letter to the editor.

sorry about the first poster here, he's always so snide, it ain't anything personal.

mom_of_three 11 years, 11 months ago

The cost was $15 last year, and it was advertised on the web site.
The ticket 4 pack offered was a great deal.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 11 years, 11 months ago

Glad you made it into the game. Perkins saw a chance to squeeze the large number of K-Staters expected to attend.

Well, I guess he has to cover the well-over half million dollars his family pulls down in salary any way he can.

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