This is what happened last week. I picked Niklas from kindergarten and we took a bus to go home. Niklas was happy to see that his favourite seats right behind the driver’s cabin were free.
As soon as we set down Niklas looked up and saw a poster with speech balloons all over it, similar to the one we discovered a month before, where each of the balloons were of bright and different colour. Niklas asked me to read the text on the poster. As I read, we discovered that again all of the speech balloons, except one, had a phrase staring with Thank you.
“Thank you that you reduced the volume of the music you listen to. It is a great style!”
“Thank you for helping the woman with the stroller. It is very kind of you!”
“Thank you that you greeted the driver when you entered. It’s a great style!”
And so on.
The special one of the balloons had the following text:
“This is for you, who is on your way to a job interview. We cross fingers for you!”
I couldn’t stop a big smile widening my face.
And then I recalled the special speech balloon from the poster Niklas and I saw a month before. “This is for you, who is coming from the hairdresser’s. You look great!”
I reminded Niklas of that one and we both grinned. Right after that Niklas asked me to read all of the text on the poster again.
Picture: Niklas and I share the love for buses. This picture was taken in Cambridge last year in front of a double decker. We were thrilled to discovered that Niklas’s toy bus had the same number as the bus we saw on the street we were walking.
P.S. The story “Nothing is Like it Seems”, which I started posting last week, will be continued next week. I will be posting this story bi-weekly until it finds its end.