SoCS February 28/15 – Acquaint/Friend


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This week’s prompt in association with Bee’s Love is in da blog: acquaint and/or friend.

I had an acquaintance once. If you can believe I have the wherewithal to actually acquaint with anyone in the first place.

I remember the day well, it was a Friday, I’m sure it was a Friday, because Friday’s are special in my world.

They always fall right before Saturday and on this particular Saturday coming there was an event I was looking forward to. It was going to be lamington bake day and as you would all know there is nothing quite as exhilarating as a good lamington bake.

But all that went out the window as on the Friday, as I was saying, I had my one and only encounter with what I would like to believe was an acquaintance.

The actual act of acquainting snuck up on me when I wasn’t anticipating it. I was in the supermarket buying the sponge cake, the chocolate icing, and the coconut all in readiness for the lamington bake the next day.

I dropped my change as it turns out and it was picked up by a woman who thereupon engaged me in conversation.

Soon we were in the food court having a coffee and a muffin, then it was lunch, then dinner.

Saturday morning I woke up in a strange bed, a strange house and a woman beside me I vaguely recalled from the day before.

She looked at me and I at her. She suggested it was time I left. I did.

It was, I later reflected, a surreal experience.

I saw her yesterday at the supermarket and in the true tradition of an acquaintance she nodded politely in my direction and hurried off.

Now I am left with this memory of the woman I acquainted and now feel obliged to refer to as an acquaintance. As time passes I’m not sure if her name was Lindy, Lulu, Lacy, Lily or Lucy.


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18 Responses to SoCS February 28/15 – Acquaint/Friend

  1. LindaGHill says:

    Definitely not Linda? Hahaha! Nice story, Michael. 🙂

  2. Fun read! I can see me thinking of this post the next time I’m in the supermarket! 🙂

  3. Lyn says:

    Her name might have been Lucretia. You have to watch out for Lucretias – they’re completely untrustworthy 😉

  4. jetgirlcos says:

    hahaha! However, I do have to ask, what is a “lamington bake?”

  5. Jess says:

    Hi Michael! I read your reply above and must say it is a great idea to buy sponge cakes for creaming and icing. Once upon a time, I used to bake sponge cakes and fruit cakes in my microwave.
    You know what they say about not mixing real friends with temporary ones –
    Stay safe from fleeting acquaintances!

  6. Prajakta says:

    The bake sounds absolutely delicious going by your comment above! Great post, Michael… who knew supermarkets can be this interesting.

  7. John Holton says:

    Those lamingtons sound pretty tasty.

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