San Francisco’s public transportation isn’t perfect. The buses and trains are inconsistent and late. You get all sorts of crazies on board. But once in a while, you run into something extraordinary.

I was reading on the bus one night, and a dude with dreadlocks asked me how my novel was. I replied to him, and he showed me a paper bag full of books. He offered that I take what I wanted from the stack, since he said he gets them for free and just brings them to Berkeley, where he is finishing a degree.

He didn’t accept my offer to pay, and he didn’t even hit on me. So now I am a proud owner of the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Toltec Wisdom, a hard bound copy of a young adult fantasy novel, and a self help book on relationships. Nice.

Posted by:trishlalisan

Frequent flyer. Customer marketer. Social media monster. Third-culture kid. Filipino martial artist. fangirl.

One thought on “Random Act of Kindness: Books on Board

  1. Hi,

    My name is KC Owens; I’m a college student who loves to travel! While cruising the Internet, I found The World is my Book and really enjoyed reading your posts. Personally, I think traveling is a necessary part of life as you’re exposed to all sorts of new cultures and experiences. While enjoying time abroad, I’ve found it’s crucial to fully understand the dangers that you might encounter along the way. These mishaps are part of life and certainly part of travel but it’s always a great idea to take preventive measures to help ensure your safety while abroad.

    I was hoping that you would allow me to write a post for your site to share my travel safety tips with your readers? I put a lot of time and passion into my traveling and I would love to help others by offering safety advice as a result of the mistakes and triumphs I’ve had. I look forward to hearing from you!


    KC Owens

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