I met a generous and trusting person today. I ordered lunch and tried to pay with my Visa, only to discover that the Visa system was down. Normally that wouldn’t be a problem because I would use debit. But, yesterday I lost my debit card in the airport and can’t replace it until I get home. So no cash, no debit and no Visa. Ack! Enter the trusting lady in the soup shop, who just shrugged and said “pay me tomorrow”. I don’t know why I’m surprised by that kind of trust, but I am. I think I have to try harder to accept that there are more good trusting people than otherwise.
Other revelations I had during this trip:
- I don’t own cloths that are warm enough to deal with Edmonton’s version of cold. (There should be a different word for cold here, and I’ve never been so aware of my cheeks and ears.)
- I’m not cut out for a career in information management. (I will never forgive myself for putting this course on my learning plan.)
- The full-body scanners at airports are the perfect tool for a secret alien invasion. (It may already be happening.) Seriously, you walk into the machine to be scanned for “security reasons”. But really? The scan just shows you a detailed picture of what’s under your cloths (creepy, and how is that any more effective than a pat-down?). The scan is clearly the first step in some sort of brainwashing, body snatching plan. The Scanned then “go away” for a while (on vacation or to a processing center, who can tell?) then they come back “a new person”. Security process or body snatching plan…keep your eyes on the scan.
The flowers in Alice in Wonderland come alive and take on wonderful personalities (especially in the movie version). The Rose is elegant and wise, the Tiger-lily rude, haughty and threatening, and the daisies are depicted as flighty and rather out of control. Consider your favourite flower. If it came to life, what personality would you give it? Does the personality of your flower come from its appearnace or its growth pattern? Spend ten minutes with the flowers (preferably in a golden afternoon). Happy writing.