Sometimes daily episodes make me homesick. I like to call them "no aloha" episodes.
Whenever I run into "no aloha" episodes here, it makes me crave "the little stuffs" of home...the smiles from people you don't know, gestures of courtesy like holding the door open for the person behind you, saying "thank you" or "excuse me".
Take for example the other day, I was in a bookstore, looking at a shelf of books. Mind you, I wasn't right up with my face to the shelf, I think I had some space (maybe a foot, maybe more) between me and the shelf.
Along comes a woman, she is looking at the books on the same shelf but further down, she moves closer to me and stops right in front of me! Like I was invisible! WT!
I tsked and moved to the side of her but she didn't look at me. Talk about being unconscious to the world around her.
And then there were two of the same type of episodes in one day...
I was walking home from the market. I'd like to think I was going at a rather good pace. A girl comes around on the right side of me walking in the same direction, I thought she was going to overtake me, but instead she takes a left and cuts me off! I had to stop in my tracks or else slam into her. (You know, if we were both in cars there would have been impact!)
And then a few minutes later a guy does the same thing! Unreal!
No aloha here...feeling a bit homesick. (Trying to think good thoughts...kinda failing though)
It is Friday here...let's hope next week will be better.