Tonight I had to collect a package from the post office that couldn’t be delivered to my house.
I can only assume it was too large to fit through my letterbox, or the postman is a complete bastard.
It could go either way.
Anyway, I was stood in line waiting to collect my parcel when a short fat guy in a shirt and tie came in and almost immediately started talking to the slim and pretty girl in the queue behind me.
“Hello stranger!”, he said.
“Oh hi, how are you?”, she replied in a tone that suggested she knew him from work but didn’t really socialise with him, possibly because they’re in different departments, but probably because she just didn’t want to.
“I’m good thanks, how are things?”, he continued.
“Yeah good, good”.
“So how’s things?”
Which is pretty much the same question she asked the first time around.
“Yeah, you know; picking up a parcel”, he said, waving his post office slip.
“Me too” said the girl.
What were the chances they’d both be picking up parcels!? I mean, here; of all places!!?
Anyway, there was a short pause that lasted an eternity before she broke the silence.
“The weather’s been lovely hasn’t it?”
“Yeah it’s been really good”, he said enthusiastically; “really nice”.
And that was it. They didn’t utter a single word again.
By the way, the parcel WAS small enough for my letterbox.