I went to the dr. last week and sat in the waiting room for a bit before getting to see an actual physician. I love waiting rooms. Don't get me wrong, I don't want to be captive audience for anything these people have, you'd be surprised at the depth of cough going on in this place, but you also would probably be surprised at the depth (or lack thereof) of conversation going on in this place.
I'm not a pillar of brilliance when it comes to small talk so I'm certainly not putting myself in a different strata than the other waiting room peeps, but this conversation kind of made me chuckle.
Let me try to set the scene. There was someone about my mom's age, late 50's/early 60's and clearly very southern, judging by her accent. I'd be willing to bet Arkansan. If you're not southern, bear with me. We locals can tell a Georgia accent from a Tennessee accent to a Texas accent and every dialect in between after the first greeting. This woman was definitely Arkansan, and old blood Arkansan. She dropped the final consonants as only the a life long Arkansan can. "Haing ohhhhh(n). You cain' be sayin' that you ain' goin' t' skoo."
Anyway, the conversation I heard was this:
"I'm goin' t' culary academy t'Italy."
"You gone be a vetranaran?"
"No, granz, I wanna werk with foooood."
No kidding. Culinary academy in Italy. Very ambitious! Go on you goth/emo arkansas girl. You go get your cheffing on. I was honestly happy to hear "culinary" come from such an accent.
Sometimes you hear something from a completely unexpected source that just sounds so beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time. For example, I have a feeling that the first record producer to ever lay eyes on Etta James thought, "Sure, I'll give you a few minutes. Then I'll expect a refund for my money" before being completely caught off guard.
It's like finding $20 in your laundry.
After you pick it up from the dry cleaners.
Diamonds in the rough, people. Diamonds in the rough.
On another note, today was the first full day of the raw diet and other than a few grumblings, I'm feeling great. Of course, there's no way in hell I'm giving up coffee in the mornings.