We all know someone who has the habit of making every conversation about themselves - and if you don't, my guess is that it's probably you. Well - living in a tiny Cornish village leaves little room for human interaction outside of work - so you can only imagine my excitement when I witnessed what I am about to share with you. Humans are the best source of inspiration, after all.
This morning, I was stood in my local corner shop when I couldn't help but overhear a conversation that almost made getting out of bed on a Saturday before 9 AM to find that the shelf that is usually home to fresh croissants was empty.
I was in the queue (surely I'm not alone in not being able to leave a corner shop without buying something?). The man in front of me was talking to the woman serving him, and this is how the conversation went:
Man: I'm knackered. Only got a few hours sleep last night.
Woman: Oh dear, work?
Man: No, I don't work. I did until last May, but then my Missus ran off and left me to look after our daughter.
Woman: Oh my god, I couldn't be doing with that. No kids for me, thanks!
Man: Yeah... so I look after her now.
Woman: God, I'm far too young to be saddled with a kid. I have work!
Man: Well, it wasn't exactly my choice...
Woman: No. Well, I wont be having kids anytime soon I can tell you that!
Small talk is a tedious activity at the best of times, but I'm so happy that my little village finally gave me something to write about.