Dear time, Are you sure that you aren’t going at double speed? How can it be Friday already? We’ve only just had a Friday. I’d really appreciate it if you could slow down a little.
Dear weather, Well, I have to say I am not impressed. Every day for the last week we’ve had rain. Not just a light shower, but all-guns-blazing torrential stuff, accompanied one night by thunder and lightning. Yesterday I think it rained for the entire day – the sky was grey, the clouds were low, visibility was poor and it was just like being back home in Scotland. The best word for you just now is dreich. There are lots of people I know flying out from the UK this weekend to attend an annual conference here in San Diego, and I imagine they are expecting something much better than this. Last year at this time we had lots of blue skies and warm temperatures, so it would be really nice if you could produce something similar again this year.
Dear family in the restaurant with two young boys, I meant to write to you last week, or the week before, to say how good it was to observe a family enjoying a meal together and chatting to each other. While mum and dad were perusing the menu your boys had a small, quiet toy each to play with at the table. There was no loud electronic beeping, or phone/ipad propped up in front of the boys. I just thought I’d like to tell you how nice it was to see you.
Dear people with phones, It might just be me (though I suspect it isn’t) who thinks this, but when did it become acceptable to watch videos on your phone at full volume when sitting in a cafe, or on a train or similar public space? I find it really annoying. Surely that’s what earphones are for?
Dear memory lane, I’ve enjoyed a quick trip along you this week when research possible outfits for a themed 1960s/1970s evening next week. I even got my photo albums out to check what I was wearing back then – there were some horrors (of hairstyle mainly) but also some reminders of happy times, and clothes I loved.
Have a good Friday – I hope your day has as many hours in it as you need.