An enjoyable interaction with a "little old lady" at Safeway this morning.

@TheHorse (134000)
Walnut Creek, California
July 21, 2021 12:04pm CST
I try not to be in my "own little world" when I'm out and about. As you know, I don't carry my dumb phone when I'm out, and I'm open to talking to strangers. This morning, I went to Safeway to buy some groceries. and wound up behind what I would describe as a "little old lady." She was maybe 89, and was buying a bunch of groceries. As she put her items on the belt, I started to do the same. Then I stopped. I said "Sorry, I got all excited and started to put my stuff on the belt." She said "That's OK. You can do it as long as you pay for my groceries." I laughed and said "I'd like to say I won the Lottery yesterday, but I didn't." I'm not sure if she heard what I said, but she chuckled, and we both completed our transactions. Do you have little conversations with strangers during your day that make you smile?
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@DianneN (231967)
• United States
21 Jul
Didn’t I just respond to this?
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@TheHorse (134000)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Jul
Heck if I know! I had to reboot my computer this morning. It froze on me right in the middle of a BRILLIANT MyLot comment.
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@DianneN (231967)
• United States
23 Jul
@TheHorse That would irk me, too!
@marguicha (174199)
• Chile
21 Jul
I´m social. Online and offline
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@janethwayne (5131)
• Philippines
22 Jul
I am okay with that to anyone.
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@TheHorse (134000)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul
I enjoy each little conversation during the day.
@LindaOHio (70619)
• United States
22 Jul
Most people are very focused on themselves and what they are doing and don't even look up. I occasionally will speak with someone; but I don't get out much.
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@vandana7 (84523)
• India
22 Jul
This is so true. But why don't you get out much, and by that how often do you mean? After this covid..I go out only four times per month. I am very careful.
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@TheHorse (134000)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul
I feel lonely if I don't get out some. The pandemic has been weird.
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@LindaOHio (70619)
• United States
23 Jul
@vandana7 I have mobility issues. I usually only go out for a doctor's appointment...then we usually go out to eat.
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@BarBaraPrz (32321)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Jul
Not if I can help it.
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@TheHorse (134000)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul
Are you Oscar the Grouch?
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@BarBaraPrz (32321)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
23 Jul
@TheHorse Yup! And sometimes Eeyore, too.
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@TheHorse (134000)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Jul
@BarBaraPrz You may remember that Eeyore was the only victim when we had a mild earthquake here. He said, "Oh, well. It would be me." He fell six feet from my trophy collection to my turntable.
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@Hannihar (114924)
• Israel
22 Jul
@TheHorse Sometimes I have had conversations with people while we are in line to pass the time away till it is our turn. That is a good line she had for you to pay for her groceries too. I think I have used that line with something before and the person just laughed. It would have been nice if they did pay for my stuff too.
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@TheHorse (134000)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul
Of I were super-rich, I probably would.
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@Hannihar (114924)
• Israel
23 Jul
@TheHorse That I can understand but since I am not I hope we will be ok.
@1creekgirl (26155)
• United States
22 Jul
Now that we're maskless I love the little interactions in stores.
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@xander6464 (22967)
• Wapello, Iowa
21 Jul
The other night I had an interesting conversation with Jasmine, she works at The Jiggly Room, my favorite local dance academy. She isn't exactly a stranger but we hardly know each other so I think it counts. Maybe on the censor's next day off, I'll tell you what we talked about.
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@Belexhanns (2731)
• Kampala, Uganda
21 Jul
Yeah, though I normally don't tamper with people i don't kmow
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@much2say (50426)
• Los Angeles, California
21 Jul
Yep - I do that all the time ! And hopefully it makes the stranger's day too .
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@HazySue (38577)
• Inverness, Florida
21 Jul
I do. I like having little conversations with people. It can be quite enjoyable.
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@LadyDuck (346527)
• Switzerland
22 Jul
I like to talk with strangers. The past Monday we had to rush my husband to the ER, I asked the doctors to wait him there and I waited during 6 hours. Some people were there waiting their turn to see a doctor. A middle aged man started to talk with me, we started chatting, more people joined our conversation, after a while we all looked like old friends enjoying our time... the nurse asked us "should I bring coffee and cookies?".
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@TheHorse (134000)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul
Good on from the nurse. But is your hubby OK?
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@LadyDuck (346527)
• Switzerland
22 Jul
@TheHorse Well, he had a heart attack, but they took good care of him, he is fine today, but he must keep quiet... hard to keep him quiet.
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@TheHorse (134000)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul
@LadyDuck How long does he have to stay quiet?
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@RasmaSandra (44079)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
22 Jul
Lately I have been ordering my groceries online so no chance for chats at the cashier,
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@TheHorse (134000)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul
Do you chat with the delivery person?
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@RasmaSandra (44079)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
22 Jul
@TheHorse just a little bit, They arrive by car and I have someone here to help unload the groceries and put them on the back porch, So it is just like glad they came so quickly and then wishing then a good day,
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@TheHorse (134000)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul
@RasmaSandra Do the delivery people get tips?
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@wolfgirl569 (43621)
• Marion, Ohio
22 Jul
Sometimes I do. Other times I hate people. Which is most of the time
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@vandana7 (84523)
• India
22 Jul
Why hate? Blink.
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@wolfgirl569 (43621)
• Marion, Ohio
23 Jul
@vandana7 Sadly a lot of the ones I see when out are not very bright and also rude and inconsiderate.
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@vandana7 (84523)
• India
23 Jul
@wolfgirl569 Lack of humor is a disease that needs to be recognized. It can lead to serious health issues.
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22 Jul
I am on the same page. Always like to look around, observe the surroundings n people, make little talk. Am almost never lukin into my mobile while outdoors..unless it's an important call or msg.
@TheHorse (134000)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul
Te "real world" has a lot to offer.
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22 Jul
@TheHorse ya, you bet...n real world is essential to our existence n sanity
@spiderdust (10873)
• San Jose, California
21 Jul
I do sometimes! I don't have a customer-facing position at work, so I don't interact with the customers very often, but occasionally I'm out on the floor getting something for the kitchen (or actually out in the real world running my own errands) and have little chats.
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@marlina (127786)
• Canada
22 Jul
Oh yes, I do all the time
@vandana7 (84523)
• India
22 Jul
You will go to hell for not coming into my life when I was in 20's.
@kaylachan (22907)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
21 Jul
It depends on the stranger. Sometimes I do. Most of the time my interactions with them leave me annoyed.