Albert Einstein said, "In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity."
I don't think Albert had trouble making friends and influencing people.
Time for an update on Mr. Immuned. Actually there is no update. Thursday & Friday he wasn't at the bus stop or on the bus. So I guess I'll have to chalk this one up to another missed opportunity. But I no longer feel like my smile needs validation.
As I arrived at the bus stop on Friday, I immediately noticed that Mr. Immuned was not in sight. I have to admit to being quite disappointed. Until the bus actually pulled up, I didn't give up hope. There must have been a look on my face I wasn't aware of because the man that was at the bus stop asked me if I was okay. I assured him I was then I smiled. And guess what? He smiled back.
For the next few stops we talked about all sorts of things and every time I smiled, he smiled back. My confidence, such as it is, was beginning to be restored. When he got off the bus he made a point to stop and shake my hand. He also told me he hoped he would see me on the bus again. I was flattered.
So when I go back to work on Tuesday, if Mr. Immuned is at the bus stop, I won't feel quite so bad if he doesn't smile at me. After all he's just one man and it's his loss, right?
BTW, this is where all of you agree with me. :P