Adorable run in at KFC, who'd of thunk it?

SO I'm a little late with telling this story, but it has to be shared. This weekend, I went into town to pick up KFC(ewwww, husband and kids love it) for the fam. I went by myself. I ordered our 10 piece bucket of yuck and they promptly told me that it would be a 15 minute wait. Like OMG, I am going to wait 15 minutes for KFC of all things? But I didn't want to disappoint my hungry family so I decide to wait it out. I sat myself down in a chair and much to my happy surprise, there was a pile of papers (interview questionnaires, I think) and a few pens on the ledge beside me. I figured, if I have to wait 15 minutes, I'm sure they won't mind me stealing a piece of paper and borrowing a pen. So I started doodling. A couple of minutes later this girl strolls past me slowly, trying to check out what I was drawing. I smiled at her and she smiled back. Then she strolled by a couple more times as she worked up the courage to start chatting me up. Imagine...an adult actually sitting and doodling. I think her mind was blown. So after a few more strolls by she finally initiated conversation:

The girl: "What are you doing?"

Me: Just drawing some stuff so I don't get too bored while I wait for my dinner."

The Girl: "What are you drawing?"

Me: "Just doodling, some flowers, some birds, some words."

The girl: "Where'd you get the paper"

Me: "Right here, but I stole it, I'm sure they won't mind, but don't tell on me, do you want one"

The Girl: "Oh YES!"

Me: "Here you go."

It was so cute, she then started drawing the things that I was drawing and showing me her beautiful cursive t's as you can see in the picture. She proceeded to interview me with about a trillion questions. My heart was seriously so warmed sitting down with this little girl. She was loving it. She wanted me to eat supper with her. Anyway, when I had to leave, she asked if we could trade pictures and she signed it to my kids, which I thought was just adorable. SO I signed mine to her and off I went.

I just love it when you have these unexpected encounters with people. It always makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Just wanted to share!



Darien said...

Beautiful story!!!! And great memories!

Bethany Kartchner said...

So sweet! My fave line is "bucket of yuck" though. hahaha

Jocelyn said...

This was so uplifting...the small things in life that really count and I am with you on the KFC..YUCK!!! :-)

Vel said...

Aww, that's really cute...imagine how nervous she must've been coming up to you. And you've given me an idea for something to do from now on while I wait for food! :)

Tammy Nichols said...

I just bumped along and found your blog, added it to my favorites, read the KFC story, wiped a little tear from my eye, and thought, "I have to leave this woman a comment." What a beautiful story, and how wonderful she felt that "You can talk to me" vibe from you. You may have just changed her world.