One day, waiting for zoey outside school, the following conversation happened with another lady who was also waiting for her neighbor.
Lady: you look familiar.
Me: a lot of people say that….I wonder why!
Lady: do you have another child in bay view?
Me: no. I am not a bay view mom
Lady: I thought maybe I saw you there. My son studies there.
Me: oh ok
Lady: what are you reading (looking at the book I was holding)
Me: Sophie Kensella. Easy read. You are also into reading?
Lady: yeah. But with two kids I barely get the time.
Me: I can imagine. Do you live close by?
Lady: not really. I live in phase 8.
Me: oh me too. I live near haq academy
Lady: oh. I live also quite close to haq. What khayaban are you on?
Lady: big smile. Me too.
Me: oh! What street are you on?
Lady: 34th. You?
Me, almost shocked: aaahhh 34th. Listen, are you Mr X’s wife?
Lady: yes I am. Are you mrs y’s daughter in law.
Lady: oh, we’ve been wanting to come over for a while, just so caught up.
Me: yes, me and zoey also planned to come to your house to invite you guys to come over….we hear your kids play in the evenings.
Lady: must plan a playdate.
Another lady who was listening to our conversation throughout: listen, we’re you Yusuf’s just acting up to pass time? Or did you guys really didn’t know that you were living across the road from each other…..