Missing Look. Missing Smile

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Missing Look. Missing Smile


(During lockdown I need to buy my paper each day.  I thought she might have just been having a bad day.  But no, the same thing happened this morning,. Why do some do and some don't?....)


Just been to buy my paper

Handed her the cost

She scanned my just-bought paper

While I stood there quite lost...


...Waiting for eye contact

Waiting for a smile

Nothing did eventuate

So walked off down the aisle....


…Where I met the fruit stall

Bought some apples (four)

She took my money, gave a smile

And I walked out the door...


...Wondering why some do and some don't?....



Don Matthews May 2020

◄ WTF?

I've Got a Problem ►


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Don Matthews

Sat 2nd May 2020 08:27

Thankyou all for your comments. She smiled this morning. Was a different girl.....and she smiled first! I must have a kind face....


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M.C. Newberry

Fri 1st May 2020 14:40

Good theme for any day! But I imagine that each of us has that
time when we might be occupied elsehwere mentally and get noticed accordingly. Maybe not very fair, but it happens.
Keep trying for that absent smile
When it comes, it'll be worthwhile.
Who knows, you may even get a grin
Which surely can be counted as a "win"! 😁

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Abdul Ahmad

Fri 1st May 2020 11:23

Don you'll frighten the poor girl. Just smile at her observing social distancing norms!

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Abdul Ahmad

Fri 1st May 2020 11:19

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Don Matthews

Fri 1st May 2020 11:17


I'll get down to cash register level and say "look at me...look at me".

The poor girl will probably get her fingers caught in the register....


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Abdul Ahmad

Fri 1st May 2020 11:08


This is a gorgeous observation of human interaction. You can't win them all.

Next time you visit the newsagent's give her one of your smiles first. And wait for the reaction.



Fri 1st May 2020 09:28

Smile is a soothing language. Its convincing, it approving, its great to know your views. For we feel the same but never thought to put it this way.
Nice thought!!

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