Friday, August 11, 2006

Don't you hate it when...

you're standing in line at Starbuck's and you see someone you recognize so your brain triggers your mouth to break into your customary "Oh, hi! Good to see you!" smile and your arm muscles start to contract into a slight wave as your eyes search out the mutual contact and THEN you realize - "Oh, shit! I actually don't like that person! I don't want to talk to them. Abort, abort!" - so you quickly drop the smile and the arm and you have to completely switch focus and concentrate instead on hiding behind the person waiting in front of you???

Yeah, I hate it too.


Anonymous Beth said...

Something similar happened to me once.

I bumped into a guy who had been my best friend but we had a drunken "encounter" after which he said some utterly unchivalrous and petty things about me.

About two months after, I saw him one day on my way to work and I smiled and said hi.

It was force of habit and I spent the rest of my walk to the office kicking myself for not snubbing him.

Needless to say, if I saw him now I'd call him an obscene name just loudly enough for him to think he heard me say it...

5:31 PM  

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