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Friendliness Is My Name

Daily Prompt: Middle Seat
It turns out that your neighbor on the plane/bus/train (or the person sitting at the next table at the coffee shop) is a very, very chatty tourist. Do you try to switch seats, go for a non committed brief small talk, or make this person your new best friend?

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It happened to me yesterday, and it happens after every few days.

And now for the daily prompt:

I like it when someone next to me starts talking, when I am alone on a journey. How long one can read a book, or play games on an iPhone? My eyes gave up on me. It brightens up a boring time of waiting to reach the end of a journey.

About three months back on my visit to Boston, I sat next to a woman in the airport lounge. She was going to visit her son. She observed that I was alone, and was asking at the desk for flight information. She came to know we were on the same flight.

She started talking to me. Next we showed our respective spouse’s photos to each other. After that we shared our children’s pictures. Pity she wasn’t sitting next to me on the plane. We would have kept talking. We parted when the flight was announced.

While attending marriage ceremonies, sometimes I sit next to total strangers. We strike up a conversation, and enjoy ourselves, till I find my acquaintances.

At times I land in trouble. In Amsterdam, a woman with a child sat next to me in the airport lounge. We got talking. We had seats in the plane, next to each other. It wasn’t peaceful at all. The child kept whining and crying throughout the flight to New York. I had a splitting headache by the time the flight ended.

The woman asked me to help in carrying her bag. I agreed, but to my dismay she lagged quite a few places behind me. I was worried at carrying her bag. Suppose it was searched, and say anything not allowed was found. I was perspiring at the situation I had landed myself.

I gathered my courage, and ran back to her. I deposited her bag at her feet, muttered sorry, and rushed back to my place in line. The airport personal kept shouting at me angrily to pick up my bag, and not leave it behind. The woman was not indicating that it was her bag. Horrible!

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Friendliness Is My Name

Wreck of Costa Concordia

Daily Prompt: Ripped from the Headlines
Click over to whatever website you visit most frequently to get news. Find the third headline on the page. Make sure that headline is in your post.
Show CURRENT EVENT.

Headline from Mail Online, UK Home News.
Amazing pictures show hulking wreck of Costa Concordia rusting away in the Mediterranean Sea as massive operation to lift stricken cruise liner continues.

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The 114,500-tonne vessel was wrested from the rocks in September last year in a complicated 19-hour salvage operation, the largest and most expensive of its kind.

The vessel hit rocks off Italian island on Jan 13, 2012 killing 32 people.

More than 1,000 concrete stacks and six underwater platforms are being used to keep the vessel stable.

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Thirty massive tanks filled with air will lift the hulk of the liner off the seabed in June, so that it can be towed away fro the Italian island of Giglio.

All the above was from news. It’s sad isn’t it? You go on a cruise thinking of relaxing and enjoying yourself. One never thinks that a tragedy can occur. It’s so unexpected.

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