A funny thing happened to me yesterday. It made me smile. A lot.
Driving into a small street carpark, a very large car was backing out. Concerned he could not see me behind him, and in imminent danger of causing damage to his car by hitting mine, I tooted my horn. Now there is no polite way to toot a horn. You just toot it.
With nary another thought about it, I parked my car at the other end of the carpark. My mind was on the visit to the Indian grocers — what I needed to get and what exciting things I might find — when a large blast of a large horn shook my car to the core, and as I turned I saw an upraised finger coming from the car that I had just saved from damage.
Now normally I am affronted by such things, and always totally and very sadly surprised that people have this in them. But today, I determined in that flash of a tiny split second that I would not take on the anger of these guys. I waved at them joyfully, said “No worries, glad I could help. Have a wonderful day, may it be fabulous for you”, and (after they passed) I blew kisses at them.
The joy it gave me to say such things, the avoidance of the negativity that would have come had I taken on their state of mind, and the look on their faces made my day a lovely and happy one. I can just imagine them sitting down that night with a cuppa tea or a couple of beers, saying “What a great day that was! And just imagine, it began with that old biddie who nearly ran into us as we were backing out.” Lol, I do hope their week progresses just as well.
And in the kitchen, gin soaked cumquats are looking so divine, the cumquat chutney is so good I am eating it at every meal. I quickly turned the sprouted red lentils (masoor dal) into a sundal with panch phoron, baked some chickpeas, and had rose yoghurt with passionfruit for breakfast.