The reactions of brides and grooms are sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and sometimes worrisome. Nervous brides/grooms will laugh uncontrollably. One bride bounced the whole ceremony. Others cry. But the worrisome ones are the bored with the ceremony people. I feel those marriages won't last the year.
But none of these may be an indicator of a lasting relationship. I do have an ending on one marriage I did. The couple separated two months after the wedding and now are in a court fight deciding if it will be a divorce or an annulment. I know this because I was deposed to tell if I thought they knew what they were doing etc. FYI, yes they were in their right minds and not on drugs.
When I walk every day I try to make eye contact with everyone I meet. I say hello/morning to them. Most will nod, and say morning. But a few try to make themselves invisible and look away, ignore me, and just rush by. I walk a regular route most days, if not at a regular time. Some shop keepers and I wave to each other, which feels good. Very small towny.
Now to my neighbors. Right in our parking lot I have seen stuff. The man M who is always late for his ride to work. Now that would be none of my business but his ride shows up at 5:30 A.M. with radio blaring. M is never waiting for the driver. The driver gets out of his truck and whistles loudly, nothing, then yells M, M, M, nothing. Sometimes he goes up to the door and M finally comes out.
M is also the
Then we had the higher than a kite woman doing laundry. Never had seen her before, she does not live here, but hey she was really mellow.
Across the street lives a very old sick woman. She has several care givers who, from the little we can see, are very kind. She has several young men that are there 24 hours a day. Some come and go, some look like they are live in. Marty and I have seen these men carry her out to the car. It always looks as if they have a precious bundle in their arms. If she is having a good day, they place her on their feet and put their arms around her and "walk" her into the house. They wave to me when I walk by, and I wave back.
Lots of stuff goes on in a neighborhood, place of work, school etc. You just have to observe.