(Me thinking....) *Who? Me?? Maybe she wants to know the time. I don't have a watch!*
"Is your name Thea?"
(Me thinking...) *Ahhhhhhhhh?????*
(Me saying) "Yes"
"Did you teach in Roma?"
(Me saying...) "Yes!"
"You taught my daughter!"
"Jenny" .... we both said at the same time.
Such a chance meeting at a place nowhere near where I used to teach....AND....
twenty years, exactly, later!!!
I taught this little girl in my 2nd year of teaching, when she was 9 years old, in Year 4.
But I still see her face clearly.
I was so surprised to be recognized.
I actually said to the mum,
"I'm surprised you recognized me."
(Me thinking...) *I'm 20 years older and 15kgs heavier!!*
And she said,
"You look exactly the same."
(Me thinking...) *Pfffft.....I wish!!!!*
But , bless her little cotton socks!
She made my day.
And I learnt that Jenny and her mum now run a beauty therapy business,
not far from where my mother-in-law lives.
Jenny wasn't there today, but I wish I could have seen her.
What a surprise.
I almost felt famous...
Have you ever been recognized...unexpectedly??