Thursday, May 02, 2013

642 Things to Write About

642 Things to Write About

Put two people who hate each other in an elevator for 12 hours.  What happens? 

My family has two good friends who are older women.  The first one was our friend longer than I've been a live.  She was sneaking up on 100 when she passed away.  Although she was quiet, she was very smart, opinionated, and wealthy.  She never married and used her life up serving and helping others.  The second friend moved near us when I was about 12 years old.  Other than not being as quiet and being married, she is quite like the first.  They both are great examples of sharing their talents and serving others.

Imagine our surprise when our first friend told us that she and the other are not friends and don't care for one another.  We thought is was kind of funny because they are both so friendly and kind that you wouldn't imagine either would have ill feelings toward the other.  Nothing ever happened between them but I guess that's how friend number one felt.

For amusement, they are the two people who I have stuck into an elevator for 12 hours.

Polite smiles but silence.
Friend One is a bit more stubborn and just looks straight ahead.
Friend Two breaks the silence after just a minute.
"How are you, Friend One?"
"Fine, thank you."
"Are you enjoying the spring flowers?"
"Yes, thank you."

After only ten minutes stuck in the elevator, Friend One hits the alarm to call for help.  After getting no response, they pull many useful instruments from their purses.  {I guess that answers the question about why old women have such heavy purses.}  Together, they pull the cover over the mechanics and get to work.  Friend One has read a book about elevators and Friend Two is handy in the garage.  Once the work begins, they begin chatting.  A few tweaks and tightened nuts and bolts, and the elevator jumps back to work.  They   are both pleased with their work and congratulate one another.  They're all smiles and have learned much about each other while they worked.  Each repacked her respective handbag and the elevator came to a stop.  The doors opened and they both stepped off.