Another overheard conversation…
This time I’m on the Port Melbourne tram heading into Melbourne. It’s full of people who have just gotten off the latest cruise ship.
Opposite me is an older couple, bags in tow. The gentleman opposite them strikes up a conversation. My first impression is that he must be trainer. Immediately he has the great ability to put people at ease. As he is about to find out!
So the conversation begins.
“Welcome to Melbourne!”
The lady replies, “It’s great to be back.”
He replies, “You used to live here? And you’ve just returned?”
She returns, “Oh no, we’ve lived here for years. We’re just back for the day.”
Then the quiet male half of the couple chimes in, “We’ve just come back to do our washing!”