It was his lucky day, as I had ordered in copies of all State Fair related items a couple weeks ago in order to create a display to highlight the Fair. He was very excited that we had the CD and told me how he was going to play some of its music on his radio show Friday night. I never did ask him who he was or what radio show he has.
Because we were having such a nice conversation, I shared with him how I was going to see The Color Purple today, and told him about its connection with being the State Fair musical. He then asked me if I liked Michael Buble. Boy, do I! I loves me some Michael Buble. It turns out this man's wife has an extra pair of tickets to Michael Buble's concert Saturday night and is trying to sell them. The man's wife ended up procuring a pair of 3rd row tickets, so now they have a spare pair. It's too bad I'm working and unable to make other arrangements, because I'm certain I would love that concert, but I highly doubt they would be willing to just sell me one ticket anyway. It would be very difficult to sell the remaining single ticket.
I know Charles goes to shows by himself, and of course I do as well, but we loner-show-goers are in the tiny minority. I even know people that refuse to go see a movie or go out to eat by themselves...and heaven forbid they go on a trip by themselves! That's so silly. I say go if you want to go. Why should you not go do something you want to just because you don't have someone else to go along with you?
And so, it was one of the nicer conversations I've had with a total stranger lately, and I thought it worth mentioning.