I was on train to London yesterday and did something very different.
I said hello to someone. Well actually I said hello and commented on the title of a book that the young lady at my table was reading.
It was an introduction to International Relations, and for the next 2 hours we discussed the middle east, global warming, Copenhagen, education standards and the value of internationl travel.
What a joy. The journey flashed by and for the first time in a long time I felt that the time on the train had not been completely wasted.
I’ll remember the value of “Hello” from now on.