'Morning Pretty Feet....<quoted text>
i have a feeling she just needed an "ear" - ya know? someone to talk to and u were it. i see that where i work, there are a lot of elderly tenants and they stop by to talk, sometimes trying not to be obvious that they just have a need to talk. they're feeling lonely so they come in and might ask me which curtains i would choose for their kitchen, ask if i would sew a button on their coat for them, or ask me to get their packages from their car and then chat away and away and away... lol
its just their "need" to stay connected somehow to the outside world and i guess i represent that to them. but i look at it like this, some day i hope when the need is there for me, hopefully someone will be there for me too.
but! they might end up with sore ears. LOL
I know what you are saying, I would feel bad making an issue of it if that were the case though. Life is different here in Wales to what it
was in England, here, whereas in England we are much more reserved, and non more so than myself, the Welsh are not like that, they speak to total strangers and I have learnt to do the same. And if one endeavours to speak their language, then you are a friend for life. Not that I am fluent but I try in view of the history and in view of the attitude towards the Welsh from many of my visiting countrymen. Much as I dislike to admit it.
So really, she was advising me out of the goodness of her heart, and no way would I throw her advice in her face. The laugh was, I went in the store with a list, and came out with a completely different list altogether..:)
I opened a charity shop here shortly after moving into this village,
and local people would come in simply for a chat...one lady, who is now in a home, used to bring me a cup of tea from the cafe down the street.
There was one fellow, had learning difficulties, on his way to the day centre, each morning would wait on the doorstep of the shop to wish me a Bora Da (G'Morning) and give me a kiss. Late afternoon, he and some of the others at the centre, called in specifically to tell me about their day.
I miss running that shop..it was like being thrown into the Lion's Den on that first day in a strange place, but I made so many friends there
it was the best thing I did to ease into the area.