In 2008, my sister and I were going to Barbados. While we were waiting at the airport we were talking and laughing. When we were finished, I got up to stretch a bit. I noticed there was a lady sitting alone so I went over to her to say hi.
We discovered we were both Guyanese, who had married Barbadians, I had lived in Barbados and she was living there. Out of that, a friendship was formed. We exchanged phone numbers and when I came back to Canada, we kept in touch.
In 2014, I went back to Barbados on a holiday and I went to visit her. One evening while I was there at her home she said, “Immogean I have something for you here.” When I opened the box, I found this glass and it has “Happy Birthday Immogean” on it. This beautiful glass is what she got for me for my birthday. I will have this keepsake forever, all for just going over to somebody to say “Hi.”