The other day, before my retail shift, I looked at my nails and saw a ragged edge.
I thought, I should file that.
I thought, I don't really have time to do my nails.
I went to the store.
That afternoon, helping a customer, my nail snagged a piece of clothing. She had to go get a different item, and it turned out to be a different color.
I really do wonder, still, what else did that event affect? Did she wear a different outfit one night? Did it make her more or less out going? Was she angry deep down because I ruined the one she really wanted? Was it a major turning point in her life? Does she even remember that moment? That choice? That event?
Obviously, it was a huge moment for me. So was I "just" a catalyst? Or did it change nothing in her life and everything in mine?