This struck me more than ever as I sat on my table alone, sipping on my Viennese hot chocolate, waiting for the clock to strike 1.45 PM so that I could meet Debby for our Bourne Ultimatum movie date. The plastic bag theme from American Beauty was playing soothingly into my ears while I was soaking in the sights and other sounds around me and the so many random thoughts running in my head. I could feel the whipped cream just melt in mouth while the air was thick with the aroma of freshly ground coffee. There were also traces of the floor disinfectant. "Its the time to Disco" played faintly into my ears but loudly for everyone else in the coffee shop. The staff were having their daily dose of healthy banter in a battle of the sexes sorta way. Thats when a conversation a little left to and behind my tables caught my attention. There were four voices and thus went the conversation.
Voice1 :- Ok, its decided we are getting you a step cut
Voice 2:- But Mom!! why can't I get one like hers?
Voice 3 :- Yeah Aunty, this cut might suit her better.
Voice 2:- Yeah Mom, and I can leave my hair open. And I think I look much better that way.
Voice 3:- True Aunty. But It is important whoever cuts her hair knows her job and does it well. She needs to be given a good haircut.
Voice 4:- Well.. have we decided.
Voice 1:- Alright.. Lets get there and see. Come on girls, shall we?
Now how old do you think the girls were? Take a wild guess. I took a good look at them and they did not look a day older than 8!! Things are a changin' huh...
The foursome make their exit. A lady sits across me with a huge textbook and orders herself a croissant.The song on my player changes to the Pink Panther theme and its time for me to make my exit too. And I think I must have looked pretty strange to the woman sitting across me at the coffee shop because I was smiling all the way out :-).. while families were walking in to the mall for their Sunday brunches/lunches and couples walking in- some of them glad to find their privacy in a public place (isn't it ironic?).
Truly, there is never nothing happening - Words of "Socrates" in the movie - The Peaceful Warrior