Eating in a restaurant when I was a kid, I used to be scared of strangers sitting beside me; sharing the table with us (family). I thought it was indecent. You know how elders would remind kids not to talk to strangers, right? What would a youngster react if he or she is asked, “Ne, may nakaupo?“. I used to shake or nod but I never talked to them. Too shy to decline elders.
It was at the SM Southmall branch of Goldilocks I first tasted their barbecue. Hehe. It was my favorite meal (it comes with Laing, if I’m not mistaken). It was also a start of a realization.
As a kid, I was hyper and would read everything around me. I was making pasikat to my parents. I read everything inside that Goldilocks branch including the ‘Share a seat, Win a friend‘. Of course, I asked my mother what it meant and she told me.
From then on, I was never scared of strangers asking me if the seat beside me is available or not. It has been a habit to share a seat with other people even though I’m not dining in at Goldi (as what my mom wants to call it).
Goldilocks thought me that manner; Goldilocks changed my perceptions. Who knows? I might meet my future just by sharing a seat!