I noticed it several times today. In the post office, the way several people turned to witness a humorous exchange between the cashier and baby girl; at the newsagency, where the man behind the counter commented on baby girl’s taste in mags – his son also likes Mister Maker; at the supermarket she got attention from yet another salesperson; and generally throughout our shopping trip today, there were smiles, relaxed demeanours, and nods of recognition.
The locals are relaxed. They’re still doing their jobs, going through their routines, but they’re happy. The vibe is different. I feel like I’m in a little town, where everyone knows everybody, and I may just walk into a bar “where everybody knows your name.”
Dum, dum, da dum.
I like it.
“And they’re always glad you came…”