The warm coffee shoppe on the corner is a terrific place to meet people, strangers actually. Being so early in the morning, on the way to work, I rather like to watch the facial expressions change from a look of numb resistence to an easy-going-happy-to-be- alive look once they’ve placed their lips around the cup and take that first warning sip.
I find that I’m most amused by listening to the middle of conversations, but I veer and get distracted easily, so I never find out the true ending lines. Later in the day, I usually take pause and finish those conversations, laughing at the ridiculous assortment of happenings I pair with the actual talk. In general, I find amusement as I am waking, myself and I always submit to laughter when the day is charcoal grey, and I’ve nothing else to do in those hours waiting for the lunch rush at my Sabrett stand.*
-dld December 1st, 2010
*Sabrett stand – hot dog vendor
T10 Words, Inc., Wednesday: middle, easy, charcoal