Apple Juice – Natalie

Thursday 7 September 2017 10:00 am At the grocery store, I approach the cashier with the shortest line and place my intended purchase 2 Litres of Coconut Water and 1.5 litres of Orijin of Jamaica Apple Juice on the conveyor belt: “Good Morning.” “Good morning. That’s a great choice; the best apple juice I’ve ever had.” “Is that so?! Thanks for the review. I haven’t tried it before.” “Well, You’ll enjoy it…” She looks up at me with a smile.Read more

All Smiles

Friday 26 August 2016 10:31am Women are friendly today. At least seven different women of various ages offer unprompted salutations to me as I pass them by on the sidewalk. Some even smile; a rare occurrence in this city. Perhaps it is because it is Friday. The woman at the Post Office asks for my phone number, saying it’s to contact me when my package arrives. With a smile, she scribbles the digits down on a crumpled scrap of paperRead more

Public ‘Transportation’

Having fallen asleep on the bus again, I am awakened by the sensation of someone’s soft fingertips running gently along my arm. Looking up slowly, without turning my head, I glance to my left to find a quaintly dressed young woman with rather large, deep eyes. I turn to look at her, but she keeps looking out the window with a slight smile on her face. She knows I am looking at her, but doesn’t stop stroking my arm. By this time I have bypassed my bus-stop and I’m carefully crafting my firstRead more

Tale of the Teller

Wednesday October 5th, 2016 5:32pm There is one line of customers being served by two tellers; a middle aged woman and a young man sitting behind one-way reflective glass panes with narrow horizontal slots in them. I am fourth and last in line, and I see the male teller scan the line with his eyes. My assumption is that he is hoping no one joins the line after me. He looks at me and begins speeding up his transactions; quicklyRead more