For today’s 100HappyDays Challenge Day 17, its about chatting up strangers. I don’t think it is a good idea. Men and women usually desire more from you. Here are some anecdotes.
I was on a bus returning home from grocery shopping. A woman started talking to me.
Woman 1: What’s that in your shopping bag?
Me: Its frozen instant meal.
Woman 1: Do you do your own housework?
Woman 1: I’m on my way to see a new potential employer. I work as a domestic house maid and I’m getting a transfer. My boss asked me to see my new boss.
Woman: My boss’ small daughter bit me.
Woman: Do you need a house maid?
Me: No. I can’t afford one.
Woman: I can cook and clean. My boss said I’m very good at cooking.
Me: Good. You can make your new boss happy. This is my stop. Bye.
P.S. Woman 1 wanted me to hire her. She wanted more than a companion to talk to on this bus. I wasn’t happier than before I started talking, but I became wiser.
#100HappyDays Challenge was created by Dmitry Golubnichy. His book of the title, “Can You Be Happy for 100 Days In A Row?” was printed in 2017. There are English and Spanish editions. Here is the English edition.