Good Morning peeps. When i get tired of sitting at work i sometimes go for a walk. Depending on how much time i have my walk would vary accordingly. I dont have specific hours for work, i show up early and leave early and walk when i get the urge, i generally stay at work for 9 to 9.5 hours but who is counting.
A week ago Thursday, I decided a 30 minutes visit to Calgary Devonian gardens (Calgary best public space) was in order. It was around lunch time so i thought maybe i would go there, sit and look at people go back and forth. I love observing people, especially people who don’t want to be observed. I bet I get my picture taken lots of time, as everyone take pictures there.
I often wonder if most people have the same experiences as i do or you have to be looking for them like i do. haha.
Once i got fairly deep in the garden, I sat on a wall away from everyone which gives me a wide vision of the folks around me. After about 10 minutes of just relaxing, a couple came and sat 2 or 3 feet away from me, quite within ear shot.
Yes i like to eavesdrop also but not in a gossipy way though. I am a curious person. The conversation was friendly enough, so i ignore them, Then:
She: ‘what are you looking for in woman?’ Bingo.
He:’well let me think….. she must be smart……’
He went in to describe this person i would have to consider for myself if she was available. I love my wife but..
Haha kidding. I have to say that, she reads my blog.
I was not sure what he was thinking. If he was looking for a date, it was not going to happen. In my young days I would have answered that question with three words.
‘someone like you’ and put on my million dollar smile. Love my odds better.
Anyway they continued to chat for a while, i thought he was too aggresive got bored and left. He ain getting any was my last impression.
As i walked away i took a look back to get a look at them. She was no beauty but he was the beast. In life though there is someone for everyone.
Yesterday i went back to the same spot and guess what, yes a couple sat down next to me. I had to look, same woman different guy. Hmmmm, same question, this guy was a little shy, would not want to be in his fantasy.
If you are West Indian you probably remember a calypso where a couple was in a hotel room and as the busboy was walking by he heard them talking, they were debating who should be on top. He got so curious he looked through the key hole and witness them trying to close a suitcase by sitting on it. Sometimes things are not what they first appear to be.
Like the busboy i got curious and scooted over a little closer. I sat there for 20 minutes listening. Very intense conversation.
At the end she said to him, Ill add your profile to our database and see what match comes up. Good one, a dating service.
The gardens is also used for weddings, maybe she does both. If i ever see her alone ill be having a friendly conversation with her.
Don’t forget to greet a total stranger today.