I have been a motivational keynote speaker at four events this week. As I write this, I am sitting at a restaurant at the Minneapolis airport.
As the waitress delivers my cob salad, the couple across from me immediately looks up and starts to point and smile.
I wonder why? Maybe I know them? Maybe they saw one of my motivational speeches? Maybe I have lettuce stuck between my teeth?
Finally the man stands, grabs hold of his wifes hand and walks over to me.
Standing right over me looking down while pointing at my salad.. he proclaims that his wife had that cob salad and loved it. Apparently she's a raving fan.
I can't help but laugh. This is what I love about airports, they attract a wide range of unusual people from all areas of the world.
This couple appears to not get out much as they are overly enthusiastic about a cob salad.
They continue to smile and nod while staring down at the lettuce on the plate. I half expect them to sit down with me and ask to share.
I thank them for their encouragement and they go back and sit down. Maybe they are wise? When was the last time I got excited about a salad- so excited I had to go tell complete strangers about it? Never. I don't get that excited about anything.
I do consider this to be a neat evolution of events. She enjoyed her salad so much that she told her husband, he in turn shared in her joy and decided to share the excitement with me.
When I look at them and amuse that they are slightly awkward, maybe they are the ones who have it figured out? Enjoying the simple pleasures in life, like salad.
It was a good salad, I have to admit.
Ps...in airports i love people watching. As a motivational keynote speaker I am always reminded to be an observer and learn from others.