Last week my daughter, the Boomerang Child, found herself behind the counter of her little shop with a colleague while a customer, new to the town they all live in, was inquiring of the best places to buy this and that.

I'm sure you get the picture.

Into this everyday scene came two elderly women.


Naturally the Boomerang Child went to see if they needed help. Upon ascertaining the pair were "just looking" - which really must be the most oft used expression in any retail establishment - she returned to the front counter and the ongoing conversation.
It seems