I'm an old guy, so I was doing the old guy thing of a low intensity workout. In this case I was wearing weighted exercise gloves and walking laps around Max & Irma's Diner which is closed early in the morning.
Thirty minutes into this process a fellow cutting through the parking lot stopped to ask me directions to a drug store. In no time we got talking about sports, as he and his wife were visiting from Kentucky to see a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game. We talked baseball, football, and basketball.
We were very different guys with different accents and geographies, but we had a pleasant time due to a common interest in inconsequentialities.
This isn't intended to be a profound meditation on humanity. Just a small observation about something good related to sports. I sometimes denigrate the allocation of huge resources to sports. It seems only fair that I note that it can be a social lubricant, and make the world a nicer place, even if only in small ways.