Yesterday, having a most delicious lunch, we unwillingly overheard a loud conversation from the adjacent table. To be more correct, we heard one woman, the rest were reasonably pitched so that they were background noise rather than the assault her comments were.
They had obviously been away somewhere and she was telling the other couple about it. The problem was she went on and on, not about something different and interesting, but about the fact “they” didn’t have PROPER raincoats, food, etc etc.
Obviously ‘they’ provided what they could locally, but as this was not what madame expected, they were at fault.
I am always amazed by those who think the whole world must adhere to what THEY think is right, not what others do or believe.
Opening one’s mind to other possibilities is part of keeping oneself youthful. I wonder if she realised all she sounded like was a querulous old woman, and not someone interesting.
Talking of doing something different, imaging traveling faster than sound, without a plane or metallic capsule around you. Yesterday Felix B did just that. I do suspect she would have thought it wasn’t proper.