Me: BW, divorced, now fabulous and happy!
I have had so many of these lately, I thought I would start a thread where others could add to it. Also, right after D-Day, I had lost all hope/trust in humans since the person I loved most in the world had betrayed me so. Having so many light, fun encounters with others has reinforced that I was unlucky to have picked a sociopath, but that there are plenty of great people who populate the world!
As background, my XWH is one of the unhappiest people I have ever met. He is truly a dark cloud of doom and gloom. During my marriage, I learned to shut down so that strangers wouldn't approach us, but now that I'm happy, I'm having so many wonderful random encounters!
1. Every morning, as I ride my bike to work, the crossing guard waves and shouts "good morning!" If I'm running late, he makes a joke about me having to pedal more quickly!
2. If it's raining, icy, or I have to drive somewhere immediately after work, I'll take my car instead. The guy who mans the parking lot always tells me how he misses me, loans me an umbrella if I've forgotten mine, and just jokes around with me. (I did find out he only loans umbrellas to the ladies, but I'm not complaining!)
3. Tonight, I'm biking home. I had sped up in hopes of beating a red light, but realized I was too far away, so I stopped at the light. A lady and her friend pulled up in their SUV along side me, rolled down the window, and they complimented me on how fast I was, how they wished they were in shape enough to ride, how much fun it looked like I was having, and we had a nice little chat about how beautiful the weather was until the light turned green.
4. My friend got me a free concert ticket to see one of my favorite acts last Monday (she works at the venue.) We met for a drink before, and the bartender didn't charge us -- he said he had so much fun talking with us that he couldn't make us pay.
What fun, random stranger encounters have you had lately?
Married: 11 years, no kids
Character is destiny