While waiting in the doctor's office last night, I was intrigued by an elderly lady who was also in the waiting room. Before we even starting speaking to each other, I was drawn to her. There was just something about her. And then we started talking. I learned a lot about in her in our short 10 minute conversation.
And then it hit me...she would make an excellent character for a story. So, after she left the waiting room, I jotted some notes down on my phone. I described her appearance, parts of our conversation, and what I learned about her in that short time.
Now I'll file it away until I have a story that needs an elderly lady as a character.