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Tue Dec 24, 2019, 11:57 PM

Chance meeting at grocery store last night...

I observed a young woman, likely about 30yrs, checking out behind me; she had two long braids, dark blonde in color. She also had a strong countenance, sort of a square type face. Fairly serious type, but not forbidding.

I went to my car, loading my bags into the back sat.
The young woman came with her shopping cart to her car near mine.
I called out, "You remind me of Greta; I hope you take that as a compliment."
She called back, " I do."
We each went about our packing chores.
As I left the parking lot, the young woman with braids looked up, smiled and waved.

Two strangers connected for a few brief minutes, somehow strengthening one another, acknowledging common values.

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Reply Chance meeting at grocery store last night... (Original post)
No Vested Interest Dec 2019 OP
underpants Dec 2019 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2019 #2
Karadeniz Dec 2019 #3
yaesu Dec 2019 #4
lastlib Dec 2019 #5
Poiuyt Dec 2019 #9
gab13by13 Dec 2019 #6
a kennedy Dec 2019 #7
MontanaMama Dec 2019 #8
TlalocW Dec 2019 #10
PJMcK Dec 2019 #11
No Vested Interest Dec 2019 #12
Ilsa Dec 2019 #13
busterbrown Dec 2019 #14
Stuart G Dec 2019 #15
Mickju Dec 2019 #16

Response to No Vested Interest (Original post)

Wed Dec 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

1. Pretty cool

🎄

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Response to No Vested Interest (Original post)

Wed Dec 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

2. That's a lovely story, my dear NVI!

Even in our fractured times, it's really pleasant to exchange a few words with a like-minded person.

I hope your holidays bring you joy!

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Response to No Vested Interest (Original post)

Wed Dec 25, 2019, 12:13 AM

3. Nice!

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Response to No Vested Interest (Original post)

Wed Dec 25, 2019, 12:36 AM

4. I'm not very religious but if Greta was the second coming I wouldn't be surprised

there is something about her, being in the right place at the right time when so much is at stake.

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Response to yaesu (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 25, 2019, 12:42 AM

5. There are certainly parallels......

Shitgibbon could be Herod............Shitgibbon Jr. might be Pontius Pilate?

Schiff, Swalwell, Lieu for Wise Men?

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Response to yaesu (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 25, 2019, 01:52 AM

9. She should at least be in the running for the Nobel Peace Prize

Then trump will get really mad.

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Response to No Vested Interest (Original post)

Wed Dec 25, 2019, 12:47 AM

6. Reading a book about Chakra meditation,

I don't know how they would know this but they claim that children smile up to 400 times a day, while adults smile about 20 times.

The point was about how smiling does a person good.

Then again if they are counting babies as children, it may only be gas.

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Response to No Vested Interest (Original post)

Wed Dec 25, 2019, 12:57 AM

7. Love this, and good for you for telling her that.

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Response to No Vested Interest (Original post)

Wed Dec 25, 2019, 01:15 AM

8. Wonderful story!

Iíll bet you made her week. You certainly warmed my heart tonight.

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Response to No Vested Interest (Original post)

Wed Dec 25, 2019, 02:49 AM

10. Then you turn around

And there's a large man, who looks a little like Augustus Gloop from, "Willy Wonka," wearing a stereotypical German hat and ledehosen with, "Hansel," embroidered across the chest piece.

TlalocW

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Response to No Vested Interest (Original post)

Wed Dec 25, 2019, 09:19 AM

11. Boy, was I wrong when I first read your story!

I'm in my 60s so you'll have to forgive me.

I thought you meant Greta Garbo! It wasn't until ten minutes after I read your post that it suddenly occurred to me that you probably meant Ms. Thunberg.

It's a generational thing. Or I'm just getting older and slower.

Anyway, Merry Christmas and thanks for your sweet story.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 25, 2019, 01:16 PM

12. Thanks, PJ. I'm maybe two decades

older than you. I know the name Garbo, etc., but never saw her act, and doubt that you did either, unless you're a fan of oldies. : )
Merry Christmas to you, my friend...

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 25, 2019, 01:48 PM

13. It took me a minute to remember which Greta

he was talking about.

It was a possible name for a daughter if I'd had one.

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Response to No Vested Interest (Original post)

Wed Dec 25, 2019, 05:27 PM

14. Amazing that I had no idea who Greta was:

I think it's because I doubt that Trump seems never get severe backlash with his stupidity of our Global Weather Impending Disaster...Yea, I know he plays to the anti-environmental crowd...Even though I fully understand the crisis we are facing..I'm so drained from trying to explain to the Trumpers the imminent crisis we are facing...

I can't explain why I did not watch Greta or know who she is... but now I'm sorry I didn't
watch her..

How was she?..Like to hear what my friends here think.. Keep in mind I'm all in on the impending catastrophic situation we are now facing.

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 25, 2019, 05:32 PM

15. Guess what?...I didn't know who Greta was and I knew about her.

Had to look Greta up on Google, and there she was: 16 year old who won Time Mag Person of the Year..

..That Trump blew a gasket about...

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Response to No Vested Interest (Original post)

Wed Dec 25, 2019, 06:04 PM

16. I love it!

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