Talking to people comes naturally to me. And for the most part I’m glad to strike up a conversation with another person when opportunity seems ripe.
Take Tara and Aud for example.
I met Tara when I sat down at the Chili’s bar in the Dallas Fort Worth airport a few months back. She was friendly (should be as a tender) and seemed relaxed and glad to be there (she told me she was). She answered my questions (hadn’t had Shiner, why wasn’t the local beer on tap, did she like her work) and made my experience pleasant. Late plane – not a big deal when I can have a beer while waiting.
Aud – met her at the same place. She’s from California – where I was headed – and was relaxed and seemed fine with our informal conversation. Smart, engaged, loves her work, beer enthusiast (likes the Pales).
Information – like great people – is everywhere. You gather it formally or informally. It’s all relevant, all telling, all interesting.
Message today = Good real women exist everywhere and they want good beer.
Who have you talked to lately?
Photo courtesy of Flickr by Jimmy – Lin