As I sat on a bench in a quiet area of Paris, enjoying the sunshine until I had to catch my train, a little old lady walked past.
It was a warm day but she was layered up in a long overcoat and hat, completely covered (in stark contrast to me in my strappy vest top). She was carrying a big wooden crate - it looked almost too big for her and I imagine it was full of produce from the market down the road. She struck me as an interesting character.
The lady stopped in front of me and said (in French): "C'est important, le vitamine D."
I smiled and replied: "Oui."
We carried on in French.
Her: "Me, I had a test and apparently I lack vitamin D. The sun is better in the morning though."
Me: "Ah so I'm too late really."
Her: "And don't forget to turn round and do your back too."
Me: "I won't!"
Her: "Have a nice afternoon!"
Me: "Thanks, you too."
And off she went.
But I never did turn round and tan my back because I had to get to the train station.
Maybe no-one has time to do anything properly these days as we're always rushing off to the next engagement.
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