Tuesday, November 9, 2010

People Watching (Part 1)

I LOVE to people watch. I’m not sure if it is because I’m nosey, or if I’m just interested in God’s most creative creation, but I love it. When I was younger, my sisters and I used to sit on boardwalk benches at the beach and watch all the interesting people go by. We would often make up scenarios and have pretend conversations as if we were the people we were watching. We spent hours laughing.

Airports, I find, are one of the most intriguing places to do this. I’m always curious where people are heading, and why. There are so many stories wrapped up in one place. I see military men heading away from their families for long periods of time, and others who are returning from being away from just as long. I see people headed home for college breaks, off to a romantic honeymoon or on a business trip.

I always wonder if all these people reading books read so much in “the real world”, or just in airports. I think a lot of people try to appear professional, interesting and tech savvy in airports. As if any one of the strangers watching them will ever remember them!

The slightly more creeper-ish activity I enjoy is eves-dropping. But then again, I assume if people are talking loud enough that everyone in the boarding area can hear them, they probably want everyone to know what they’re talking about. Which…

As a matter of chat…

What would I spend $11,000 on? Would a golfing vacation in Ireland be good? If I had to spend it on a vacation, where would I go? What would I do? If I could spend it on anything I wanted to, would it be a vacation? An object? An experience? Or would I give it away? $11,000 feeds a lot of hungry people.