Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Conversations with Random People: With a Twist

The twist:  This time I was approached by a stranger rather than the other way around.

We had endured two or three of the hottest days of the year, literally.  Then the cold front moved in. The next morning I stopped at Alco to check out an item they had advertised in their flyer.  (Not suitable, as it turns out.)  Anyway, as I entered the store, a rather large fellow, fiftyish, wearing a t-shirt and bib overalls walked through the door just ahead of me.

As I exited the building several minutes later I saw the same man opening his truck door.  When he spotted me he closed the door and came over to me and said, "Is there a Goodwill store in this town?"

"No," I replied.  "But we do have a used merchandise store called "Second Blessing" right down town.

"Do they sell clothing?" he asked.  "I need a jacket; I am freezing to death."

"They do, but they don't open until noon."

"Well, I better go back in here then. Thanks."  And he walked back toward the store.

It was sunny 60o, 10:40 a.m.  I was wearing jeans and a t-shirt.


Vee said...

Okay, I agree with the man. Sixty degrees is jacket weather.

Secondary Roads said...

Must have been the bib overalls.

Sharkbytes said...

In Haiti, they put sweaters on the babies at 74- it's all your perspective (and blood thickness and enzymes)

Grace said...

Short sleeves and 60 - yeah maybe a light jacket...Freezing to death - I'm thinking maybe the guy was exaggerating a bit - he was obviously a Summer sort of guy...

Pearl said...

Sixty degrees and he's cold?!

Bwa ha ha ha ha!! This makes the woman in Minnesota laugh.



Shelly said...

I'd be freezing, too!

vanilla said...

Vee, seriously?

Chuck, oh, yeah; the bibs would make a difference.

Sharkey, and this is true: different coats for different folks.

Grace, he would have been an extreme summer sort of guy.

Pearl, yes, you would get a laugh from that. You are welcome.

Shelly, perspective; and what we are used to. See: Minnesota vs. Texas. (I'm from the Land Between.)