To the Editor:
Hundreds and hundreds of neighbors lined up outside Taim for its opening at Princeton Shopping Center last Tuesday, where they offered $5 bowls to be matched for Neighbors’ Kindness Project. I’d like to share a story about one of those neighbors.
Due to an overwhelming turnout, Taim’s team had to cut the line prior to close. While this didn’t please many of you, understandably so, one neighbor was quite perturbed. She plopped down her free cup of iced tea and said, “I didn’t even get a sip of this before they rudely cut the line!” As I wiped up a splash she spilled, I replied, “Look, I feel your passion for wanting to support Taim and our neighbors, so I’ll take your order and deliver it on my route tomorrow. But, it’ll have to be lunch.” I handed her back the tea she had refused. She seemed to cool down a bit as soon as the icy glass met her palm. The next day, I followed her directions to her porch, looking for the bin as the landmark. This is where I left her food, and it’s there I found a white envelope that read: “To Blair, for the neighbors,” with a $20 bill folded up inside. So, I went back to Taim — to wait in line for a second time — and used those 20 dollars to buy meals for our neighbors in need. more