Monday, November 26, 2018
People watching at McDonalds
Cars of beauty and art:
Most Sunday mornings we stop by McDonalds for our jueely biscuit and coffee. I got a kick out of folks at Mickey D’s last Sunday. The younger couple, a pretty girl with streaks of Blue white and green in her hair was talking across the table to a young man. They were drinking the ‘fancy coffee’, cold I think. The ones with whip cream on top and dribbles with Carmel. Well, he was drinking she was talking a mile a minute and very demonstrative. Waving her arms, etc. He was listening intently, smiling and grunting every once in a while. This went on for 30 minutes. She hadn’t touched her ‘coffee’ and he had drank all his.
Just behind then was an old couple probably my age. Drinking my kind of coffee, black. They were also engaged in a serious conversation, but were sharing the conversation. They both smiled and laughed every once in a while. He wore a Union shirt from Massachusetts and a firefighter’s ball hat. Both couples seemed to enjoy the other’s company. I like that.
A little girl of 8-10 with her grandma flitting around with a long pony tail. Getting napkins and talking seriously to her grandma. Grandma was doing what grandmas do with granddaughters. Smiling from ear to ear, this was her day. The little girl was as big as anyone in McDonalds that morning.
I can enjoy pleasant people even from a distance.