Semi Strange Conversation No. 10: Fred
The first time I met Fred was 5 years ago, when he won a giant Toblerone chocolate bar. I didn't know him very well, but my small talk consisted of (admittedly half jokingly) suggesting he could raffle it off for charity.
I just found out he raised $70 from that chocolate bar.
We apparently both have a penchant for well intentioned sweets, so I'm glad we were able to reconnect over funnel cake!
Though we are very much semi-strange acquaintances, Fred and I will sometimes cross paths at shows, as we're both frequent concert goers.
Every time an artist he loves comes to town, Fred shoots them a message to offer local recommendations.
An artist has yet to respond, but he continues to do so, as his own way of expressing gratitude for them and their art.
I can't quite put my finger on why I love this action so much - the bold nature, his persistence, the act of appreciation - but when he told me about it, I knew I was in for a wonderful chat.