It is opening weekend for Finding Do.r.y. Not as many people as I thought were there at the beginning of his shift...but it got busier. And it being opening weekend, they had face painting and balloons, etc.
Michael and I got there and immediately we found...Doreen. She has been a volunteer for Jimmy Fund (and the Red Cross and others) for eight years. She actually volunteered to show him the ropes--and off they went. Between screenings, they would come out in the lobby. Michael did some pacing, while I got to talk with Doreen. She was very talkative and nice...and very nice to Michael, taking his eccentricities in stride. She helped him be more at ease...and therefore I was more at ease. She wryly said that they "discussed" whether her mechanical pencil that they both used to check off their movies was a pencil (Michael at first insisted it was a pen, until she showed him it had lead (Michael corrects--graphite). By the time the four hour shift was ending, Michael had joked with her, had pizza and M&Ms and he had talked with a boy similar in age who was working as an usher!
It was a good Whew! Moment. No incidents and a pleasant afternoon. And he collected money for a good cause!!
It was so nice that we found Doreen to help him ease into this! Now I feel a bit less worried for his next shift in July...
|Michael's canister with the schedule--Doreen suggested putting the schedule around the canister...and there is Michael in his typical "not smile/smile".|
|Meanwhile, I stood in line and got some Dory and Nemo balloons...|