A Chat in the Haberdashery Department
I walked into the haberdashery corner of a small hardware shop, When a complete stranger came up to me and exclaimed: “Oh, look, what a lot Of beautiful colours, those balls of wool!” She told me she would like to buy them all, to admire, but loves to knit; I replied what fun to fill a shelved wall with lots of wool, just to see it! She agreed, chuckling. “Very colourful.” A nice little chat we had after that, as she thumbed through a pattern book; She discovered a pattern for a hat and beckoned me to take a look, As she stood by the long wooden counter. Alas, I did feel rude to take my leave when the time came for me to go, But she had things to do, too, I believe, so that was a relief to know. A short but sweet, surprising encounter.