"That's great, son," Dad demurred.
"Kindness is key."
He'd been saying the opposite ever since he
learned I had volunteered to share a room with a disabled guy. I'd been getting
chewed out for the past three months, warned that my roommate would take
advantage of my generosity.
"Maybe my choice of words wasn't the most appropriate," Dad said. "I should have said that Joey has always been kind.