Thursday, 31 May 2007
Friendly, Outgoing, Easygoing people
I was sitting outside with my parents at Acapulco’s Mexican restaurant in downtown Macon, Georgia. A man walked by and asked, “how ya’ll doing today?” He didn’t know us from Adam, but still he stopped, and waited to hear our response. I had been living in London for several years at this point, and I was home for a short visit. Aftera brief, pleasant conversation, I asked my parents—do you know him? The moment I asked this question, I was surprised by myself. It was obvious that they didn’t, but why had his easy, friendly manner struck me as strange? This is the way people are where I grew up—they are friendly, outgoing, easygoing people who take a passing interest in people in their environment.