"I like your taste in music!"
How did he react?
Laughed. "Thanks! That only proves you have a great taste in music yourself!"
"Haha, nice one. Thanks! Do you want a piece of my chocolate bar?"
"No, I am watching my eating these days."
"If you say so... I don't see why you should but do what you have to do man..."
Looked up. Grinned. "So this was the second compliment then, huh!?"
We both laughed.
How did I feel?
A big city's liquor store is a small town's gas station. I can only imagine what growing up in Andernach must be like- Turning 15, 16, sneaking outside- and then? Too old just have a sleepover, too young to go out.
Thank god there is the 24 hrs gas station. It's about time for the very first secret backyard sip of beer, feeling more mature and alive than anyone else on this planet.
My secret sip of beer is my late night candy bar. Yesterday I returned to Andernach at 2 AM and craved a bedtime candy- and yes, thank god there is the 24 hrs gas station.
I entered and heard- the sound of electronic music! Good electronic music. The guy working on the till was slightly younger than me, red-haired and greeted me with a light smile.
I paid my beloved everyday duty, explaining the project and complimenting. It was sweet! His reaction: Delighted. Slightly surprised yet good at repartee (read above).
He wrote down the name of the track - the moon shines - for me and we had a little chat. He didn't agree to a picture.
"Fine. So let me give you the address of the blog. If I write anything you don't want to be published online please let me know, I'll delete it."
"Oh, you know, I don't read these things... Don't bother."
"Oh, ok, well then you stay safe and have a sweet night!"
"Yeah, you, too. All the best."