Thirty Second Friendships

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I’m the person who waves, but I’m also the person who waves back. I just can’t help myself, especially when a young child is concerned.

Ever since I became a grandmother back in 2017, I can’t resist waving and talking to a youngster while said youngster is accompanied by their parental unit – I’m just so enamored by kiddos. Caveat: prior to attaining grandparenthood, I just couldn’t be bothered, but I am a reformed woman.

But it’s not just the youngsters with whom I engage; I can’t help but engage all age groups in friendly conversation. I crave the connection and I am shameless in my efforts to satisfy that craving.

Maybe you’re among the many who hope beyond all hope that when you encounter the stranger that is me, no conversational effort will be required on your part. Sorry to disappoint you, but if you’re in my sights, I’m reaching out to become your 30-second friend.



5 thoughts on “Thirty Second Friendships

    It’s Party Time! « Living: the ultimate team sport said:
    October 31, 2022 at 8:03 am

    […] if you’re able to make a few thirty second friendships along the way? All the […]


    Jill Weatherholt said:
    October 24, 2022 at 3:15 pm

    I’m afraid the younger generation don’t feel the same as we do, Irene. Waving from North Carolina! xo

    Liked by 1 person

      Irene Olson responded:
      October 24, 2022 at 3:30 pm

      Maybe our 30 second friendship attitude will start to rub off on everyone – young and old alike. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    Alzheimer's Speaks said:
    October 24, 2022 at 8:57 am

    Sending you a wave back my friend! Those 30 second moments can really change a persons day. Thanks for sharing this concept with us all.

    Liked by 1 person

      Irene Olson responded:
      October 24, 2022 at 10:18 am

      Yes indeed they do. I know you and I have certainly been on the receiving end of them. Be well!!!


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