conversations with strangers #44

strangers? why i’m talking to them.

i scanned the ground make sure the sidewalk in front of me was clear because i could hear footsteps behind me and i needed to know if i had clearance to shift my path should it become necessary (there’s always dog poop where you least expect it). up ahead, there was a man heading towards me. as i got closer, he smiled and waved.

i did not know this man, but he looked very happy.

our paths got closer still and as i prepared a hello, the footsteps behind me gained a voice.

oh! the man in front knew the person behind me. not me.

and with his “good morning, beth,” there went my opportunity for a conversation with a stranger and introduced my ability to look ridiculous* early in the morning.

*ridiculous = smiling and waving to a complete stranger.

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4 Responses to “conversations with strangers #44”

  1. Adriana (@adicloud) Says:

    Now that is unfortunate :) You could’ve made a very good fake Beth!

    • abby mumford Says:

      it was totally one of those moments where your hand is raised in a wave, but you pretend it wasn’t. i think i decided i HAD to adjust the shoulder strap on my purse. ha.

  2. Linda G. Says:

    He probably would have thought you were waving at someone behind him. :)

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