The most amazing thing happened today. In this age of blogging, social networking, forums, texting, instant messaging…I had an actual conversation with a stranger in a cafe. It was most pleasant.
Usually we sit in our own little world with iPods, netbooks doing our business. I was having my coffee lost in iPodTouch land, enjoying my games. then this older man with a lovely friendly face and cherry cheeks, asked me what I was doing. I explained to him that I was playing a game trying to match all the flowers. He then started telling me that there were so many types of games nowadays, and that he could barely operate a mobile phone.
I went back to my game, but he carried on talking in such a friendly fashion that I finally switched off the iPod for a listen. We talked about his family and his mother’s life in America & England.
Sometimes life’s little encounters can bring a really sweet spot to our days and remind us of the good old fashioned art of face to face conversation just for the sake of it. Nice!
Continuing my recommendations for cool iPod Touch/phone apps — this week’s app is the Flowerz game. It’s so much fun. You have to match up 3 or more flowering lily pads. But you have to use strategy, because they have to be matched in two ways. It’s a very pretty girly game with pond water sound effects, etc. But you don’t have to be a girl to play and like it.
It’s also a little bit addictive! Highly recommended for passing time!