….and you?


I am sitting here, the train to Dusseldorf is 5min late. It’s cold, am not really happy of the delay. I had to say already “Non parlo tedesco” to a first, a second, a third, a fourth homeless guy. The last passed by asking first in German and then in good English about money while making  a gesture mimicking a bottle.

My trolley, a book. A tote bag.

A homeless woman walks past me and we exchange a glance. She smiles and starts to say something. My lunch box is still in my tote bag, two sandwiches, two apples, orange juice and a chocolate bar. It seemed untidy to leave it at the hotel reception so I had schlepped it along. “Warten Sie, ich kann Ihnen das anbieten”. I give the lunch box to the lady. She looks at it, is surprised, looks at me, she is happy, looks at the box, she is puzzled, asks me “und Sie?!”. “Kein Problem, Sie koennen alles mitnehmen”. She walks away smiling.

For some reason a woman’s instinct is always the one to wonder if you have enough food for yourself, and this lady made no exception.

2 Responses to “….and you?”

  1. March 13, 2016 at 11:49

    Il Like è per voi due.

  2. 2 stripedcat
    March 13, 2016 at 11:51


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