On the way to work, I got a flat tire and was just a few blocks away. While I was changing the flat, an elderly man stopped by. He was on the way to a casino to follow-up on an employment application he turned in. It was also his birthday.
He said it was very hard to find a job in this market, which made me very grateful my employer is understanding of delays like I had this morning.
His name was Robert and he had just turned 65 years old. He didn't need a job, he's collecting pension, but was too bored to stay home. As I completed the tube change on my bike I told him, good for him for staying active and busy and wished him a happy birthday.