I love to talk to people. I find out the most interesting things from the strangest situations. My husband says I talk to everyone and it's frustrating for him (he's a major introvert). But when I go to Walmart, for example, I talk to the cashier. Why not? They're fun to talk to and have great ideas.
I've also found that some people give me great ideas for plots. For example, I was standing in line talking to the woman in front of me. She was with her granddaughter and her new great grandson. She said she was only 65. She'd had a tough life, adopting her granddaughter when the girl was born. The girl now drives the grandma around, because the grandma can't drive.
Wow. What a cool idea for a book! It's a win-win for both parties...a chauffeur for grandma and a built-in babysitter for the granddaughter.
The more I talk to people, the more ideas I have for plots and characters. It's fun and never boring. I haven't gone to a coffee shop and eavesdropped yet, but the day is young. LOL!
Have a great week!