Smile – it scares people!


Sometimes, little details in everyday make you smile.
Today, on my lunch hour run (I wasn’t really too hot on doing it, being still sore and frustrated from the bad run the day before) I had an unusual encounter.

Suddenly, a man on a bike cycled next to me and tried to catch my attention. He was around 45 years old, and had some paperwork in his hand, so I was rather sure he was going to ask for directions to some public administration or other. To my surprise, he asked : Are you in a hurry?

I just smiled, waiting for his question.

He continued : Do you want me to pick you up on my bike? It’ll be less tiring that way!

And hadn’t I been running and trying to breathe evenly to avoid any side stings, I would have laughed out loud. The sympathetic man cycled on, happy as a peach, as if nothing had happened.

Strange ways sometimes.

In the meantime, I had lost a bit of the thriller I was listening to on my iPod, and to finish the run, its battery ran low just 10 minutes before the end of the run. I’ll really have to get it going tonight and continue during the cleaning or ironing session tonight, as I was THIS close to knowing who the murderer was.  Kay Scarpetta rules!