Man in the van

This afternoon, I went to the market.  As I was locking my car, I noticed an old man in the driver’s seat of a van.  His head was down, as if sleeping, and my idle mind thought “Oh, he’s probably having a nap, waiting on the wife.”

In about fifteen minutes, I came back out.  He was still in the same position, so I went over to his window to check on him.  He had a book propped up against his steering wheel, and looked as if he might have fallen asleep while reading.  I stood there for another minute or so, to see if he was breathing, and he was.  I left without trying to wake him up.

My wife said I should have.  I think she was right.

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