The moon was full. That has to be a factor in all this. The day started with an errand to Costco.
At Costco I could not find everything I was looking for, unbelievable but true! So I only picked up the 1 item I needed. As I am waiting in line at the check out with my 1 item, 2 women about my age behind me start dissing me.
“Who goes to Costco and buys only 1 thing?”
“I never would come into Costco for just one item!”
“How can you only find 1 thing to buy at Costco?”
I turned around and said“ But aren’t you glad you are behind me?”
This does not shut them up. I think my delivery was off, or they were itching for a fight.
As I am walking to my car with my one item a car stops in front of me and the woman about my age turns down her window. I thought she was going to ask directions.
Woman, "Do you like chips?”
Me. “Who doesn’t?”
Woman, “Do you like dip with your chips?”
Me, “But of course.”
Now here I am thinking she is going to pitch me from inside her car Pampered Chef or some multi level company. I mean why else are we 2 strangers discussing chips and dip in the Costco parking lot with her car idling? Truth be told, I love a good sales pitch and I never shy away from one, so I was already giving this woman kudos for her boldness in stopping and approaching me.
Woman, “Do you like taco seasoning?”
Me, “Yes, I do.”
Woman, “Do you use packaged taco seasoning?”
Me, “No I make my own”.
Here it is, I think the pitch is coming.
Woman, “I use one package of taco seasoning and 1 pint of sour cream. I mix it together and let it sit in the refrigerator for 1 hour and it is delicious.”
Woman, “Only 1 pint of sour cream.”
Me, “OK. Thanks. Got it.”
She drove off. I think she just wanted to share a recipe.
I can easily be on the phone with a friend for an hour. I will gab with my sister daily for 20 minutes without giving it a second thought. But what if you have retired or are an empty nester and you don’t have many people to have a good chat? Do you stir up conversation/controversy in the check out line or do you stop a stranger to share a good recipe?