|flowering in the rain!|
The charity shop is in a little bit of turmoil at the minute with one thing and another. The long and short of it is that yesterday I ended up working with the woman who was my boss back in 2002/3. She's the area manager for the charity so it makes sense that our paths would cross occasionally. I thought she'd recognised me last time she came to the shop but apparently not.
We'd been working together for a couple of hours when she asked if we'd met before. Ha! For me, the past is most certainly a foreign country so I wasn't going to mention that we knew each other, it's not really relevant. So that was weird and a bit fun. It was odd to think that in the 11 years since we saw each other so much has changed and yet in this sense, nothing has changed at all.
I have a weird thing with people and time, I suppose a lot of people are the same, I find it hard at times to pitch a conversation. With Dan, the folk at the charity shop, anyone reading this and my best mate (who I see maybe once a year, maybe slightly less) it's really easy to talk about the tiny things of life as well as the big things. Then there are the people I talk to on a weekly or monthly basis where it's general chat plus the notable happenings. Some people I see once a year so there's plenty of news to save up so conversations topics come thick and fast.
But then there are the others, people I see a few times a year, not often enough for them to know everything that's going on, but not infrequently enough to just talk about big stuff. That's when I find it tough, I think it goes back to the formerly nasty lady now one of my mates at the charity shop. If I'm asked what I do then it really doesn't seem like much, but that's what it is. It may sound boring but I just take things slowly. We didn't move to the seaside to spend our days rushing around and just getting things done, there's a bit of that but a lot of just being aware of how good living can be.