something i take for granted is how many just plain odd interactions with people i have. when someone new comes into my life they remind me about it because they generally aren't used to it. my reasoning is that the universe is my jester and she simply does her best to keep me amused. or confused. one or the other, i can never remember and they do rhyme, so ...
today it was the random woman who came up whilst i was examining the placard menu outside the new tubby dog (i'm not making that name up, it's really called "tubby dog"). peyton and mahlah were with me, so it wasn't like i was alone or anything. but she comes and says with a mischievous smile that tubby dog must be the king of junk food. to which i noted (sarcastically) that any meat product wrapped in bacon and then deep fried must be good for you. she laughed and then embarked upon an account of the years she spent in malaysia. people seem to feel the need to share these things with me.
yesterday it was the 60-something year old lady who randomly approached t. and i in the food court we grabbed lunch at and asked if we'd heard the "married couple" joke. we said we hadn't and she proceeded to tell us a most wonderful, if ever-so-slightly off-colour, joke. she then bid us adieu and left the mall (we watched to see who else she would hit up with her stand up comedy, but sadly she just had the one joke in her it seems)
the day before that it was the young street couple traveling to montreal together who sang t. and i a song they'd written about a friend who lost her breasts due to doing crystal meth, entitled "crytal meth took away her boobs".
after years of these little daily interactions with people it just becomes part of one's existence. as mahlah observed today, "yeah, eventually you just get used to it being part of what happens when you hang out with aaron." must be that "i may be insane, but i'm friendly!" aura i cast. *shrug*