Realising I couldn't hole up in my little flat today and feel sorry for myself because I needed to go shopping did not help.
People getting in my way, a rude, ungrateful old woman on the bus and overheated shops weren't doing my mood any favours either.
You can hazard a guess at my feelings when one shop worker kept referring to me as 'dear' too. I should add he was young and saying it to me the way you might say 'you alright dear?' to an old lady in the street if they were struggling!
However, something happened today which brought tears to my eyes, put a huge smile on my face and reminded me of how lovely life and people can be.
I was queuing up and to be honest getting a bit impatient having to wait (I warned you I was in a bad mood today!)
"Can you just ice it with three three o please?...Bit random I know."
Being nosey I started listening in when the guy in front of me made his request to the shop assistant.
And of course I started thinking how odd it was to get a small chocolate tablet iced with some numbers. What could it be? Some code with a loved one? Or a football or sporting reference with his mates?
The young female shop assistant quipped "What's that your house number or something?"
Looking sheepish the guy laughed "That obvious is it?"
Both shop girl and I looked confused.
At this the guy started to elaborate and my heart and ice maiden mood started to melt.
"Yeah it is our house number, our new house actually. I've just been and completed on it today."
Aw what a nice little gift for your girlfriend/boyfriend.
"My girlfriend doesn't know we've got it"
What? How? Surely he means she didn't know it was going to complete today or something.
"Yeah when we saw it she was just like 'I want this one' and I've managed to keep it all a surprise from her."
Aw... Shopgirl and I oohed and aahed how sweet this was. What a surprise!! Nice guy.
"Actually we're going out tonight for dinner where I'm going to tell her."
"And I'm actually going to propose to her tonight."
Oh. My. God. What a man. What a lucky girl.
"Yeah the place we're going to eat is somewhere I used to work actually and where we first met, she came in and I served her."
Eyes now welled up, my face was beaming with the biggest smile and both me and the shop assistant cooed over him, saying what a romantic guy, what an amazing boyfriend.
At that he took his small chocolate gift and the shopgirl said she hoped his girlfriend said yes. How couldn't she?
"Good luck!" we shouted after him as he left.
Wow. What an incredible evening for this couple, an out of this world surprise for this girl and a lovely lovely new life ahead for them both.
I had to stop myself Facebooking and Tweeting this experience immediately. I walked out smiling and with a bit of a bounce in my step. Nothing like some human kindness and a bit of romance to brighten your day.
So as I sit on my sofa still feeling the effects of last night's boozing I hope said couple have a wonderful night and thank them for cheering up this moaning moody madam!