(I am going to the police station to see my mother who works in the records and evidence. It’s chilly out and I’m wearing a rainbow scarf and this happens on my way to the front doors)
Young Man: *Walking to his car* I like your scarf *Smiles*
Me: Thank you *Smiles back*
Young Man: Can I just tell you something? I know this is going to sound weird coming from some stranger considering I’m here for a ticket. It should not be a happy day, but everyone here has been so nice to me and not just at the station. I live in -Neighboring town-, you know like right on the border between -Neighboring town- and -My town-.
Young Man: Well in all my twenty four years of life I just wish my dad had moved us just a little farther over the border *Smiling*
Me: I’m glad you like it here! *BIG smile*
Young Man: Have a good day!
Me: You too!
(I then went in and told my mother about the encounter and she thought it was amusing and told me about how she had had someone who complimented how nice everyone at the station was, that every the arresting officer was very nice! Makes me love my hometown a little bit more)