Yesterday afternoon I was hanging out in a coffee shop. I know that comes as a surprise. 🙂
A young woman was sitting near me and was studying. I joked with her that homework is an exciting opportunity to learn. We talked a bit and I found out she is an English Education major. I asked her what high school she went to and found out it was one in my city. I joked I graduated from a different one in my city a few years before she graduated. She smiled as said her dad graduated from there in the 1970s. I asked what her dad’s last name was. I recognized the last name, so I asked what his first name is.
I found out her dad was my best friend when I was in elementary school. Boom- small world. I regaled her with stories from the childhood of her dad and myself including the time her dad and I tried to invent the secret power potion when we were about ten years old. I wrote about that a year ago- Two 10 Year Old Boys Creating. Now she can tell her dad she heard all about him when he was a boy.
I love meeting new people in coffee shops. That is how I met my current assistant and my assistant the year before. One of my favorite things to do while in a coffee shop is when I see someone reading the bible. I walk by and say, “I read that book. Jesus wins in the end.” Then I apologize for giving away the ending.
Where do you like to hangout?
Thank you for reading. God Bless.