It was the first day of the fair. There was a new Park `n Ride at Allianz Field and by 8 a.m., the line waiting for the bus was pretty long, stretching from the volunteer pop-up tent, all the way to the stadium itself, about 2 blocks long.
When the bus arrived, instead of stopping at the tent (where they usually stop at the other Park `n Rides), the bus turned the corner and pulled into a long existing parking bay, about a half block from where the line started. It was far enough away that the folks in the beginning of the line probably wouldn’t have made it on the bus if people started boarding where the bus was stopped.
Then an amazing thing happened. People closer to the bus door begin to call and beckon to the folks at the front. So those folks headed up the block toward the bus, making a big loop. No one who was closer to the bus made a fuss or tried to push their way on. They all waited for the line to get on the bus in the order they had been waiting.
I know that we sometimes scoff about Minnesota Nice, but I saw it first hand and it was wonderful to see. It gave me an extra glow as we headed off from the Park `n Ride towards the Fair.
Witnessed any extra special Nice recently?