(via LOR) Mimi tells us a story that happened to her recently. I've been on both ends of this type of story, and she describes it all perfectly. We should all be like this Zalman... I agree with others who think these stories are more common than people think, but it's always nice to keep in mind our priorities.
A few other good posts out there:
JoeSettler posts a short, excellent, funny-yet-sad video on the current situation in the Middle East.