"How do you like uni?" a man from a local store asks my daughter.
"It's great," she answers.
I smile and walk away.
"How does he know I'm at uni?" She asks less than an aisle away.
"It comes up in conversation."
"You know: how's the weather, how are your kids...it comes up."
She doesn't believe me.
"Are you all here for the holidays?" I'll admit, I had never seen these people before.
"Sort of," I answer. "I go to school here so we're here all year round. My daughter studies business at another university. She's here for the break."
My daughter and I set off a few minutes after we've exchanged holiday well wishes.
"See, it just comes up."
I pretend not to see my daughter shake her head.