The best thing a writer could do to not waste their time leaving their computers and walking around out and about is to look around. Keeping the eyes and ears wide open at everyone and every direction possible, because you’d never know what you might encounter. The conversations people have around you, their facial expressions, their arguments even the way they dress might be some source of inspiration for our stories.
I saw a mother sitting alone today at a restaurant. She looked furious when her daughter walked up to her because apparently she was stood up by the daughter and was forced to finish dinner all on her own. It was rather funny to watch because who in the world does that? I mean, it’s okay to let your date got stood up by you, but your mother? Bad idea.