|I wonder where he lives during the winter|
This morning as I left work to go home, there were several people who needed some information about routes. They had all just come off the Kystbuss (long distance busroutes) and knew nothing about Haugesund. One of them was a young man with a large suitcase who needed to find his lodgings for the summer months. Student lodgings. Well, I recognised one of the streetnames and knew which bus it was. But it had just left. Besides: you can only pay in cash. I showed him the way to town so he could get some money to pay for the bus.
As I got in the car though, I saw this young man dragging this suitcase behind him and I called him to me: put the case in the car, I might as well drop you off there! He was very happy, because it meant getting much closer to where he needed to be, without too much effort. As we drove along, he told me he lived in Northern Norway, but was originally from Egypt and was going to study in Haugesund for the summer. He never told me what, because I told him I was from the Netherlands and he immediately told me he had family there!
I asked him where and as he explained where, I told him I knew exactly where that was, since my family doesn't live that far off and in fact, I had lived on the other side of the town he meant! As I dropped him off close to where he should be, he gave me a hand, thanked me profusely and was on his merry way.
The world is getting smaller by the day isn't it?