Yesterday I hoped for a rainy day to do absolutely nothing and not feel guilty about it. A beautiful sunny day forced me out of the house. Had tea with my one sister and searched for new takkies since I found a big rip on the side of my old favourite ones. The afternoon I ended on a bench on Sea Point’s Promenade soaking up the sun. I picked one of the park benches I sat on before because I can park my scooter right next to it and it’s a great people watching spot while also watching the sun drop into the ocean. A little grey old granny came waddling up the path with her cane in hand. She walked straight up to me and stared…
I said: “Good afternoon”
She grunted back: ”You stole my bench!!”
I reply: “Pardon?!”
A split second later a realize she said “bench” and not “bitch” and I burst out in laughter. She does the same and tells me that she is glad I thought it was funny and waddles off with a naughty grin on her face to the bench a few meters further. When I leave I walk up to her, thank her for the laugh and tell her she can have her bench back now. We both started laughing all over again….I had a smile hidden in my helmet all the way home.
That is how I want to be when I grow up!