Stranger Log – Going Postal

Current mood: Lovesick
Have a friendly conversation with a random stranger every day. It’s an apple a day for the city.


I was in line at the post office.
‘Hello.’ I said to the man in line in front of me.
‘Do I know you?’ he asked.
‘Not at all!’ I laughed. We started talking.
He is 89 years old. He is wearing a straw cowboy hat, a red and white horizontally striped golf shirt, and beige trousers. He recently returned from a national stand up comedy competition in Vegas. The contest had all different age categories. He was in the oldest.
‘I want them to have a 90 and above category.’
‘Then you can go back next year!’ I say.
‘I won the local competition.’ He explained this by tracing a quick circle with his finger. They sent him to Las Vegas. ‘Four days, all expenses…food, room, all of it!’ He had a blast. The topper: it was hosted by Debbie Reynolds of ‘Singing In The Rain’ fame. He hit on her at the mixer and got a big laugh.


About Suhail Rafidi

Suhail Rafidi is a novelist and educator whose works explore the destiny of human values in a technological landscape. You can find him on Twitter, too, @shelldive.
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