On a beautiful Saturday morning, I just couldn't get my mind into it. A couple of times I thought, “Oh, that's an interesting looking person” as they were walking by. Had my head been straight, I would have noticed them 50 feet ahead and been prepared to stop them and go into my spiel. I'm not sure why, but when I'm not doing well, meeting a young couple seems easy, and a way to 'prime the pump', so to speak.
So when I spotted Laura and Jonna half a block away and walking toward me, I was prepared. I asked for a favor, and as the words were flowing from my mouth, both smiled broadly and shook their heads 'yes'. My morning was salvaged.
They are originally from Philadelphia but recently (wisely) relocated to Sarasota. Jonna has found work here, and Laura attends the University of South Florida, in Tampa. Right now, Philadelphia is in the grips of a blizzard, while south Florida temps are in the low 80s. They are happy. Both liked the 100 Strangers concept and took my MOO card. Hopefully they will see this and e-mail me – I'll attach the pics and return. I really like how they turned out.