Responding to the question “how is business?” is a delicate affair. If you sound too cheerful, people assume that you are more successful and richer than they are, which makes them hate you instantly. Sound too downbeat and they think that you are pathetic. A story from the glamorous life of a photographer.
Yesterday in my garden, I had cut the grass and was playing with my camera. As I was focussing on a freshly installed pot plant, I noticed a shadow in the corner of my eye. Not expecting any movement so close, I nearly jumped out of my skin but all was good. The visitor was “my” pheasant, the very friendly one, the one, who allows me to hand-feed him.