Yesterday I was in Jerusalem. I only took the lightrail only one stop, but in that short time, I saw two examples of how nice people can be on the train.
Story #1A man, a bit older than myself got on pushing a walker. Quickly, a woman of about the same age, sitting right by the door, got up for him. And he protested. He didn't like the idea of a woman, not at all young, giving him her seat.
"But you have a wa..." she stuttered, not even able to get out the word.She prevailed, and he sat in her seat. This happened so quickly, and the train was full of people needing seats that nobody interfered in their little "argument."
Story #2Seconds later to my left I noticed a young woman reach for the Ravkav (transportation card) of an elderly woman, who was having trouble getting it to "pay" for her trip. The young woman deftly placed it in the right spot. It lit "paid," and she returned it to its owner.
Too often, all we have are complaints, so I wanted to write about nice people on the train.