It was an awkward moment. My husband and I were on the way to the Chihuly exhibit at the botanical gardens and stopped off for lunch nearby. It was a snooty part of town and we were a bit under-dressed for the restaurant. The waitress came over and poured water in our glasses while speaking to us with a posh British accent.
I couldn’t help it. She was looking at and speaking to my husband while the thought ran through my mind: “Just stop it with the fake accent, already.”
The waitress’ head whipped around and she glared at me – as if she had heard it. In fact, after a flustered moment, she dropped the accent and began to speak to us as if we were real people.
Her immediate reaction was unexpected, to say the least. I checked with my husband and confirmed that I hadn’t spoken my thought out loud. I have to admit, she was a great waitress. Whenever I wanted something, I only hand to think about it and push the thought gently to her. I saw her stop in mid-stride and without looking our way, return to the workstation and scoop up what we needed. It was actually pretty cool to watch. I bet she makes great tips this way. Does she know that these are my thoughts sent to her? Does she somehow think they’re hers? I really wanted to ask, but was a bit embarrassed. After all, this doesn’t happen every day.
My children do this to me rather frequently. Invariably if I say I want to go somewhere in the evening, one of them will say he/she had been thinking about going there all day. It usually feels like my thought, and I don’t know if they are intentionally sending their thoughts to me or if I’m just picking up whatever thoughts they are sending to the universe. It’s a bit of a joke at home, but I’ve never had it work so effectively with a stranger.
If you have similar stories, please share them in the comments! I’d love to hear them.
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