I sat wondering this morning about the bloke on the other end of yesterday’s conversation…..and then I got the kinder side of my imagination going….
That was a long morning, and I had to get up early, I need my lunch. Oh, can’t see any spaces by the people I know. Look, there’s someone on her own over there, let’s see if she minds if I join her. I don’t want to look like a billy-no-mates, and I don’t suppose she does either.
Yes, she glanced up as I sat down, that’s good. Better think of something to say…..oh, it’s great when people take advantage of access to decent books, glad she’s making the effort to keep learning. It’s so easy not to bother when you are busy, and I expect she is. Yes, I’m really excited about what I learned about this morning, I’d love to tell her about it. Oh, she understands! She gets why I’m excited about it! And now, a real conversation about application of the theory….I am glad. I’m a bit shy and I find it really hard to start talking to strangers.
My word, she’s ordained. Well, if she knows that much about business theory, she must be working somewhere. I wonder if she’s very attached to a parish, or if she could give me a hand implementing some of this stuff back at the ranch. Oh, she’s full time. Pity. Still, it was a good lunch, and I enjoyed chatting with her.
Something along those lines anyway. With the benefit of a few hours hindsight, it’s all about perception.