Hello, I'm David Russell and this is a GRACE NOTE.
Dan Rather recalls an eventful elevator ride in a large Florida hotel. Mr. Rather had flown in late the night before he was to speak to a group at the hotel. He was up early to go downstairs and make a speech before several thousand people. In no mood to be the center of attention, Dan Rather said, in the elevator, I felt all eyes on me. Rather thought to himself: Didn’t any of these people’s mothers teach them that it’s rude to stare?
The elevator soon reached the lobby and as it emptied, a woman gently took hold of his sleeve. “Mr. Rather,” she said quietly, “I don’t mean to intrude.” She looked around, making sure no one else was listening. “I don’t want this to be embarrassing. But your fly is unzipped and a piece of your shirt-tail is sticking out through it.” She then smiled and walked off the elevator leaving Rather to tidy up. Sometimes those we think are being rude, may be thinking something worse about us.
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