Mr FD had waited for me in the hotel lobby as I took our luggage down to the car in the car park below. I had shared the elevator with a woman a little older than I and we had exchanged a brief conversation.
She walked past Mr FD who turned to me and said,
“I can’t believe you spoke to that woman.”
“Why,” I asked.
“Didn’t you read the name tag around her neck?”
“No.” Silly me I had looked at the elevator floor sign and missed my reading opportunity.
“She is attending the LNP convention!”
LNP – liberal national political party, currently in power in our state government and the holders of beliefs completely opposite of my own.
And I had discussed the weather with her! And to think I hadn’t packed the stick. There wouldn’t have been any waiting for the last day for that sticking.