I do not meet very many people when out walking, sadly. Occasionally I meet people with dogs but even that is less and less. It seems that for some poor animals the length of the walk is dictated by the time it takes them to have their daily ablutions, then it is off back home.
I wish I could teach those dogs that they do not perform until they have had a decent walk. Walking for so many seems to be a chore, something that has to be done, not something to be enjoyed.
I met one person yesterday as I left the village. I said, "Good morning." The reply I got was, "What is good about it, it is raining?"
So it was raining, hardly enough to get me wet but it was not a blistering warm day.
I was reminded of the story of the glum walker.