These activities were part of the culture of everyday life.
I prefer you in your little gray everyday dress.
The mass of the nation, of course, was always much more struck by the "signs" and predictions of the prophets than by their spiritual ideas; we see how the idea of supernatural insight and power in everyday matters dominates the popular conception of Elijah and Elisha in the books of Kings.
They may not bump into them very often in what we call "everyday life" but do know them well enough to friend them.
Alex and Gerald talked around and over the bobbing heads of children on their laps as if it were an everyday occurrence.