I was in Shoprite the other day ordering lunchmeat and cheese from the deli when all of the sudden I had an epiphany which ultimately led to a minor break down. It was like my stomach churned into a battlefield of emotions; future fighting the past as the past cried, “FREEEEEDOM,” from its bellowing bliss of eternal memories which never fade away.
Usually, when I am ordering lunchmeat and cheese, it takes about five to ten minutes, depending on what digit you pull out of the lucky number disposer. During this time, I fumble to get as many tweets and Facebook shares out, read emails at three separate accounts, or catch up with a few blog buddies.
This time, however, was extremely different. My heart was as a tug of war with my mind saying, “Not this time, girlie. Now go and talk to the deli people, strike up a conversation, and smile at the people behind the counter. Get off of your cell phone. You are always tweeting and emailing. Go and have a…. wait for it… wait for it…"
A HUMAN CONNECTION!
And that it exactly what this gal did. I put my cellphone away and it felt great! I was smiling at the people behind the counter and guess what? A couple of them actually smiled back at me. I continued to keep the phone buried away in my pocket. When I made it to the cashier line, instead of pulling it out, I continued to strike up conversations which ultimately led me to gain some awesome advice about an upcoming trip the dear and I are taking to Costa Rica.