It takes all kinds of people to make the world go round..[remember this as you read on…. :-)]
Today, i had to accompany gramma for her massage/treatment at Arya Vaidya Sala….Mom’s been going with her the past week, so i guess the ladies there were familiar with mom’s face .. We reached at 9.45 for her 10am appointment, but alas had to wait nearly an hour before the masseuse was ready for gramma!!!.. Anyways….. the reception table was empty, but soon a “not so happy looking, actually sour and grumpy looking” babe walked in, dumped her bag, and went about meddling with the computer and what not.. Gramma was sitting in the chair near the desk, and i was seated in another chair few yards away, engrossed in Lee Child… She dint care two hoots about either of us!!!
Few mins later, another girl/lady walked in, and went straight to the desk, but she smiled at gramma, asked how she was doing and if she was waiting for her appointment… Looked at me directly, but no smile- grim look.. i did give her a smile, but when i dint get any in return, left it..
She then suddenly starts :
Are you with the patient [my gramma]?
I have seen another lady come with this patient [my gramma], i thought it was her sitting and was all set to smile and greet, but when i saw it was you [ a new face] i cut off the smile…
Gramma then butt in and said ‘this is my granddaughter, my daughter’s daughter, since today is Sunday, my daughter wanted a break and so she has come with me” ..
That lady – Oh ok… and then came the smile!!
Dint know you had to know someone before flashing a simple smile… was even more surprised that the lady actually told me she dint smile cos she dint know me!!! hmmm.. people are strange!!