As a writer, I've always got my ears open for interesting bits of quirky conversation that just might fit a story I'm writing. This evening, I had one myself!
I was in a Chinese restaurant picking up an order of noodles for my youngest who would eat Chinese noodles every day if we let her. The clerk behind the cash register was a cute young woman, with a bright smile and long black hair. As we waited for the food to cook, she asked, "Have you started on your Christmas shopping?"
"Oh, no, we don't celebrate Christmas," I explained, and then, returning her friendliness, I asked, "How about you? Have you got your shopping started?"
"We don't celebrate Christmas either," she said with an even bigger smile.
Sounds like it belongs in a John Irving novel if you ask me... Personal