So I'm walking out to the gate at work and I pass the cafeteria. It's warm, sunny and the gardeners are cutting away. An older lady crosses my path and she is coughing up a storm. A little concerned that this gray lady may stop breathing I ask her, "Are you OK?"
She manages to clear her throat long enough to say, "I'm allergic to
grass." Without thinking about the possible negative reactions to me joking
about her age I respond, "The 70's must have been a nightmare for you."
She stops in her tracks and starts coughing even louder. She straightens up and says, "You just made my day, thank you for that." I work in a pretty uptight environment so this was not normal behavior for anyone.
Once in a while it's good to scratch the glass.