Sometimes I totally mess things up. Today I had two nice, willing subjects and then I asked a question I frequently ask: "So, What's some life advice?"
Maybe I blindsided them; maybe they were in a different place, but it didn't work.
"Life advice?" They asked.
"Yes... Some words of wisdom."
They looked at each other.
"Ummmm... 'The journey is the destination'?" said the one on the left.
"You're really going to say that?" Said the one on the right. They both looked down. Silence.
"'Get outside'?" Said Right. More silence. "We're not good at this."
"Did you see my awkward smile?" Asked Left.
Finally, the verdict, from the one on the right: "The journey is the destination...outside."
Then they walked away. As did I.