I observed kindness today
- when a friend agreed to come stay the night to help with our garage sale tomorrow
- when an associate gave me information quickly which allowed me to get my work done
- when a stranger gave me advice about something I was buying which I did not need
hmmm….when typing the last bullet I realized we call someone we just met, or introduced ourselves to, as a “stranger”. Interestingly the definition of stranger is “a person whom one does not know or with whom one is not familiar“…but the base of the word is strange which has a slightly different twist – in that it means “unusual or surprising in a way that is unsettling or hard to understand.“
So…a “stranger” should then be the combination of the two – would it not? If so a “stranger” could be “a person whom one does not know (who is) unusual or surprising in a way that is unsettling” I’ve never related the two as being together…typically not considering a stranger to automatically be strange.
So – if I just met someone but I don’t think they are strange…I will now refer to them to them as “newPs” – as in “new” and “peeps” being the Ps.
What do you think? Can we make it fly?