Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Drat, I Forgot My Stitching, 2

In Tunisia, one goes directly to the electricity or water company to pay bills. One would not send a check by mail or pay through internet as it's risky. So today we went to pay bills, which proved to be very poor planning because there had been several holidays and everyone else had the same idea. If I had known that it was going to take so long, I would've brought my stitching. Drat! Fortunately, I had a sketchbook in my purse. The employees looked exasperated, the clients looked desperate.
A little girl, whose father was stuck waiting, came to sit next to me and watch as I drew the back of the lady in front of me--little did she know...

I chatted with the little girl a bit, I showed her my sketchbook. I was the only person doing anything...everyone else was getting annoyed. One woman started yelling...she should've had a sketchbook, too.


I got out some colored pencils and had fun. The Reluctant Sketcher strikes again!

6 comments:

Els said...

I think that little girl had a good time ....!

deanna7trees said...

you made good use of your time and i imagine have inspired that little girl.

Caroline Heinrichs said...

LIke I've said several times now, I wish you were closer. I too, take along a sketch book and some stitching everytime I go anywhere. I'm often the only one doing anything productive and it helps to pass the time in long waits. Happy hello from Northern BC.

Mary said...

What a wonderful journal of your life experiences.

audrey said...

You certainly have a gift, with your drawing and certainly with being able to enjoy the moment as well!

Anneliese said...

How well I know those feelings ....waiting - and your sketchbook is really a saver - rescue - even lost time saver.