Auntie preparing for New Zealand trip. Gave us the keys to the house and lent us China tea cups. Planning a tea party for next weekend, almost all guests confirmed. 3rd Rock from the Sun on Netflix, glass of red wine, snippets of eBook, neighbour playing melodies, another Saturday gone.
Late evening, working, a lost truck driver taps on the office window. Startled, mouthing “I’m just the cleaner”, I shrug. Confused, he walks away. Compelled to do more, I go outside. What language? I ask, “Espanol” he replies. I’m useful, in Spanish I can help. He thanks me. Useful momentarily.