As Queen Oprah refers to it, yesterday I had one of those 'A-Ha' moments.
And of all places, it happened in the lunch cafeteria!
There is a building a couple of blocks from where I work that has a large cafeteria-style restaurant in the bottom level, where you can get a wide variety of foods to eat: Everything from mexican, to italian, a deli, sushi, a grill, etc...
I had just gotten my delicious Chicken Quesadilla that I couldn't wait to
It was unusually busy for some reason, and the lines to the cash registers were much longer.
So I patiently waited...
But while I was waiting, I was noticing all of the different people in line in front of me. Some were business professionals, dressed to the 9's in suits and skirts. Others looked like students, who were dressed in track pants and pullovers. Then there were the 'normal' folks in jeans.
These are people from all walks of life.
After paying for my food, I sat down at a table, but couldn't help to still look around and people watch.
That's when it hit me... The cafeteria is the Great Equalizer.
*A man in a snazzy suit is no better here than a kid in baggy jeans and a t-shirt.
*It doesn't matter how much money you have; We all still have to wait in that darn line!
*Seating is 1st come, 1st served. There is no VIP lunch section.
*No one is Republican. No one is Democrat.
*Women, Gays, & Minorites get treated equally here.
*We all eat pizza. We all eat ice cream. At the core, we are all the same!
For a few moments of our day, we are all equal...and I like it!
Can you imagine if we could carry this mentality over to the rest of our days/lives?
We'd be living in a damn Utopia!