"What rumors?" I asked.
"That the shirtless dancing guy from the Cheers Liquor Mart Tv commercials lives at this address?"
I told him, "Yes, that's me."
He looked at me with a grin and began going off, "I knew that was you, I just knew it. I can't believe it. I love those commercials. You got to put it here man." As we fist bumped he continued. "People have told me that at this address that the Cheers Guy lived here but i didn't believe them. Wait until I tell people that I delivered mail to the Cheers guy."
I smiled and said " I'm sure they won't care. It's not that big of a deal"
He was like "No man, we all talk about your commercials down at the station. We love you. I got to tell my friend Eric, you know the tall black guy that sometimes delivers your mail, that the rumor is true. He absolutely loves you."
I said "sure and thanks I really appreciate it."
"No problem man, thank you. I'm glad I got to meet you man. Keep doing what you're doing" And he walked off.
As he walked off I thought, wow I touched him. I really made a difference to him and his friends. I influenced them. Grant it, it was where they should buy their alcoholic beverages. But it made them smile and feel good for the 30 or so seconds as my shirtless body was shaking and shimmying on their tv scenes. And if that made them forget the crappy boring inertia of their daily lives than that is something isn't it?