Buying a beer for a friend can say so much. Sometimes it has a deeper meaning and conveys an unspoken conversation, especially between men. It can say things like:
- “Thanks for helping me move that furniture.”
- “Thanks for letting me borrow that power tool.”
- “Sorry that I never returned your power tool.”
- “You have to try this beer, it rocks!”
- “Hey, it’s my turn to buy.”
Well in this particular case, buying a beer is more figurative than literal. You see, Patrick over at Red Kite Prayer would love you to buy him a beer. But more than that, he really needs the money that it takes to buy that beer.
Patrick was recently involved in a cycling crash that left him with stitches, a bruised ego, and a huge medical bill. Patrick’s friend asked if we could help him out with the medical bill part. I’m glad he didn’t ask for help with the stitches, I am slow and sloppy with my sewing.
So the request is for a $5 donation (or more if you like) towards the bills accrued by RKP. That’s the average cost of a beer, a good beer anyway. I bought him a beer already with my $5 donation. You can do the same with a donation at RKP’s site.
I don’t know Patrick and I only read RKP on occasion (wish I had time for more), but he is a cyclist and that’s all I needed to know. I am a fellow cyclist and glad to help out. I never know when I’ll need someone to buy me a beer.
Good luck to Patrick in his recovery. Get well soon and heal fast. Cheers!