Thursday, March 26, 2009

My Mood Matches My Name Today!

You know how there are some people who just have a positive aura about them? One of them is my alterations lady. True, I don't often have clothes altered, but when I do, I go to her.

Anyway, today I dropped by to pick up a suit, and she asked me to sit down and stay a while. Fortunately, I wasn't in a hurry or had anything urgent to do, so I was able to visit with her as she pressed, pinned, and sewed. She seemed very happy to have the company. I was glad to feel welcome.

It's been a long time since I've heard tell of people getting together to visit and not just having to rush off. Even my grandma, on the few occasions that she drops by our house, seems to be in a hurry to get home. I'm not offended by this, but I just appreciate a more laid-back atmosphere.

Maybe it's because I come from the country.

Anyway, I chatted with this lady for the better part of an hour, and I actually had to ask her what I needed to pay! She didn't shove a bill in front of my face or anything, and she was almost apologetic when asking for the amount (which I thought was quite reasonable).

This lady has a daughter who will be competing in Special Olympics next month, and her daughter is so excited about it. She was talking about how she was going to eat chicken nuggets (apparently this is an annual Special Olympics tradition with the family) and she was asking her mother if various family members were coming to support her (they are). She even asked if the family's Boston Terrier would come, but her mother said the pet would have to stay at home. However, my seamstress's daughter does have a special Boston Terrier shirt and matching socks that she wears to the events in the dog's absence. It was very heartwarming to experience her enthusiasm.

Anyway, I had a really good time visiting with this lady and her daughter and catching up. They're both very pleasant to be around, and just put me in a fantastic mood for the day. Peace :)


BJ Roan said...

Sounds like the way life used to be. Wish it could go back. Grandson will be competing in the Special Olympics, too. Track & Field, but not sure what he'll be doing and not sure when. It's in Springfield, I think. Perhaps the same place?

Lilly said...

What a great story! I must admit I'm guilty of always being on the run and not having time to stop and chat.

Patois said...

I like the thought of hanging out and just visiting.