I'm checking a guy in who is part of the set up crew for a bike function.
I get asked the usual "Are you a student?"
Me: Not right now!
Him: You should finish college...
Me: Oh, I'm going back to school in July. Court reporting...Maybe I'll see you there LOL
Him: Nope, I'm done with that. (completely serious) 27 times. Convictions, that is. I'm out of that now.
And then the convo continues to what exactly he was in for (violence related stuff, marijuana use) and when his first big C was...14...and on from there.
This now gives him the permission to call me "sweetie" whenever asking for anything else. Example: "Hey sweetie, can I get a book of matches?" (sure honey! and did you want your slippers warmed too?)
Because, you see, we've shared a moment.
Update: And then, as he's leaving to go to his room for the night....
"Thanks for everything..."
Um..for what? Those matches?