Friday, 1 July 2022

A Happy To Chat Bench,


 We spotted this sign on a bench in Kenmare in County Kerry and it made us smile.

Apparently a chat is informal conversation.  I am know to like chats myself and I have said on here before that if a scarecrow greeted me I would have a conversation with it or even have a chat.

The sign says: The Happy To Chat Bench.  Sit here if you don't mind someone stopping to say hello.

To me that is what I like about blogging.  You have comments and replays and  replys even and engage with people from everywhere.  




14 comments:

  1. We have those over here too. Commissioned by the Hospice, they are painted purple and yellow with a little sign attached to identify them as Sit and Chat benches.
    It's a great idea to help lonely people interact with others.

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  2. Sit and Chat benches sound a great idea JayCee. If there was a bench like that near me I wouldn't need to keep writing blog posts. 😊

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    1. I hope they never put a bench like that near you.

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    2. Thanks Debby. There use to be a British Telecom advert which used the catchphrase: "It's good to talk". It's so true. Thanks!

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  3. Every bench should be a happy to chat bench, especially a bus stops. Happy to chat should be the standard setting, with 'leave me alone to sulk or contemplate' being the bench that needs the special sign.

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  4. Great ideas for benches Tigger. I would like some bus stops or a bus even. Thanks for your suggestions.

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  5. What a great sign. A chat would be normal for two people on that bench I reckon. Probably about the weather for a start

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  6. I think you are right Linda. Talking about the weather often breaks the ice.

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  7. I think you will find that "chat" means "cat" in French. Happy to be of service as your linguistic adviser.

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  8. "Miaow" would be a great start to a conversation YP.

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  9. I wonder if there are any 'Go Away' benches.

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  10. Good idea Tom. You have to cater for everyone haven't you?

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  11. Sad that they are needed though. It used to be that we could talk to anyone we met, anywhere.

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  12. I think the covid police and respective governments forgot about our mental health and well being. People need to talk to each other.

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