some new words from May 2016
"Hello ma'am. Where are you from?"
Her kindness makes me pause. I have kept a quick pace on this street where everyone wants to sell something, breezing past dozens of other questions with a smile, a shake of my head no, and quick, "no thank you."
Even a short walk is filled with a chorus of:
"Pants? Best price."
"Come in. Just looking!"
These constant questions that used to annoy me have become humorous in their relentlessness. This place has a way of wearing down your reactions.
Her approach is different. I don't know why I stop, but I do.