This episode of ‘notes’ is brought to you by the wonderful Jess.
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Thank you darling friend for coming to my aid as the first official contributor to this part of my blog.
I love you muchly.
‘I am wary of strangers. Having moved from a small country town to a big city, every person I bump into is a potential threat.
On a dog walk recently, I bumped into a lovely, older man.
As we fell into step and our dogs circled each other’s genitalia, we got talking about life. I have to admit, it was a stimulating conversation as we shared similar careers and hobbies… minus the harmonica playing.
In the midst of his recommendations of dog walks he threw out a casual invitation:
“It would be nice to have a cup of tea together and talk shop…” he suggested.
Yes, yes, it would. But I’m sad to admit, that my first thought was, I wonder how many bodies are buried in your backyard and I don’t fancy being the next one.
Statistically, I knew this was far-fetched. But without his full name, Working With Children Number and a thorough Google search/stalk, I would never in my right mind, accept that invitation.
It got me thinking…
From now on, are we all just best to say “hello” and move on, or are we brave enough to take a chance on a stranger?
I like to think I’m the latter and yet, if I’m honest, I’m never having that cup of tea.