I knit everywhere... it's a given.. I was standing in line at the DMV.. but I was prepared.. pink scarf to donate for breast cancer awareness. I didn't really pay attention. just simple pattern., a few yo, and k2's and I was patiently waiting..
A woman came back by and asked how I kept the stitches loose on my needle. I showed her how to not overtighten.. she watched for a few minutes.. and then asked why we have a tendency to overtighten.. I said.. who know.. maybe as we get older we try to hold on to things.. ( AS A JOKE!) Well, she took it wrong.. stated she knew when to let things go and stormed out!,lol I tried to apologize but she left.
A few of the others standing in line (men & women) all lol and stated something to the affect... of stubborn.. ( I'm in Missouri.. we're known to be stubborn as a mule) I simply stated I was trying to add some humor.
An older gentleman came up to me.. and thanked me. I smiled and asked what I had did.. He simply stated "You reminded me of my Mother, never wasted time when she could be doing something".. smiled.. and walked off.
OK.. yes.. I started the tears... and wiped them away. Amazing how knitting can invoke such strong emotions.