Unsolicited smiles from complete strangers.
I was holding station in Boston Harbor waiting for my dock to be vacated. There was a lot of small boat traffic around and I was just taking in the view from the bridge wing. A tour boat came by at idle speed and everyone was looking up at the ship. The tour guide may have been talking about shipping in Boston or something.
Out of a crowd of about a 100 people this one tiny little girl gave me a little tentative wave. So I waved back at her. She was delighted. She turned to her mum and pointed up at the bridge. She waved back with more vigor and I returned her wave in kind. Then I held up a finger to signal her to wait one moment and called to the mate to give a good long blast of the ships horn. Her reaction was perfect. First a big shock, then a big smile, a turn to mum, "look what I did", and then she clapped her hands. By this time everyone on the boat was aware of what was taking place and they broke out in applause as well. All for the little girl. It made my day.
Peeling a satsuma in one go.
Breaking the foil seal on a jar of instant coffee.
Doing a big fart in the bath.
Getting ALL of the washing done.
Being first into a new tub of butter.
Drinking tea when it's at perfect drinking temperature. Cups of tea have a 'sweet spot'.
Simultaneous mutual orgasms.
Looking at the time and seeing it is 11:11, or 12:34 etc
Catching someone's eye and you both know you're thinking the same thing.
Kids waving at you from the back of a car, and waving back as you sweep past
The 'Whuuump hummmmm' of a transformer I've just maintained being energised - and staying in
Spotting Farmfoods have a special offer on Tunnock's Tea-cakes
I used to get broad grins from the people at the two stations I used as I always smiled and said hello every morning and evening. after just a couple of days, they were smiling as soon as I was in view, not just cos I grinned madly and said hello all friendly like !! (I guess they may have just thought I was window licking special and it was best to humour me )
I was having a double espresso on the pavement outside of Westminster Abbey and talking to some plod about English things in general. When I finished my coffee I mentioned how there are never any waste baskets on the streets. "They were convenient places to put bombs", they said.
I said, "Oh, what do you know, there's one over there". I proceeded across the road and tossed my empty coffee cup into an abandoned protesters tent and returned to some guiltily chuckling coppers. I think the fact that this even struck the female officer as amusing made everything OK.
Beeping at sheep. Not a continuous note, lots of little beeps. And the sheep have to be quite close to the road. Try it and tell me it doesn't make you laugh when they run.