“Going to work?”

Something odd happened to me yesterday that I had to share it.

I left my house and I noticed that there was a woman sitting on a wall nearby. I didn’t give it any thought. I smiled at her. Not thinking much about it still. I’ve no idea who she is, I’ve not seen her before (It’s also worth mentioning that I smile at animals if I walk past them in the street).

The woman then spoke. “Going to work?” she asked.

I don’t know who this woman is. I looked at her a little more closely to see if I could recognise her. Perhaps she is one of my regular customers. I didn’t recognise her (although to be fair, that’s not a surprise. I’m not good at names and faces).

Hmm. “Going to work?” No “Hello” or “How are you?”. She must obviously find me familiar. I had to answer something.

“No. I’m going to visit my parents.”

She didn’t respond. That was all the entire interaction.