The Irish Bird Assassin has had yet another positive impact on me. When we last met for drinks, I commented how impressed I was that she maintained eye contact with the server as much as possible. SHe said something wise and intelligent that, unfortunately, I have forgotten enough even to paraphrase. However, the incident stayed with me.
Tonight, while dining at a local establishment with The Gardening Beauty, that memory came back when I realized I hardly looked or made contact with the server. You see, I tend to not look up when ordering, and upon reflection, that seems rather discourteous. This is a fellow human being who deserves to be acknowledged, So, in order that I might connect better with those whose paths cross mine, I am making an effort this week to really look people in the eye and let them know that they are important enough to demand my attention, if even for a moment.
We all could use more connections. Especially now.