The grocery checkout line was long. Folks were impatient. The cashier did her best. The old man ahead of me had only a few items. When it was his turn, the cashier dropped his one and only apple. She picked it up and said, “Please, get another.” He went slowly. The line grumbled … “Apple not shiny enough?” … “What’s the holdup?” The old man returned with an apple, handed it to the cashier, then said to those near him in the line, “I’m sorry to be so slow. Thank you for waiting for me.” He paid and left us waiting quietly.