A Florida “Souvenir”

As we go about our daily lives, we encounter both friends and strangers and affect them in many different ways. When meeting a stranger, we may make a difference just by smiling. When my Greek partner went to the county clerks office to apply for his first Florida ID, it was obvious that the lady clerk was not having a good morning. Her face was a frown and, to be frank, she did not indicate that she was very interested in taking care of her duty, to provide him with this identification card. Sensing her attitude, I joked about how excited my partner was about receiving the Florida ID. It was his first item that showed that he was living in Florida. She then joked back that it was going to be his $30.00 Florida souvenir as he must renew it every six months because of his visa requirements. I could tell that she had by then latched onto a reason to be pleasant and obliging. The second time Dimitris went for that ID, the same lady waited on him, remembered our conversation, and greeted us warmly.


About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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