6/9/06- Running Into People
I hate running into people that I haven't talked to in a long time. The vast majority of the time there is a reason that I haven't talked to the person in a long time, because you are not cool enough to talk with me any longer.
Today while walking from the train to work, I ran into my senior prom date from high school. I haven't talked to her in several years. I pretended not to recognize her. What was I going to say? "Oh, you have a job, amazing, I thought you'd be a crach-whore." While that was going through my mind I didnt actually say it, perhaps I'm going soft in my old age. She asked for my cell phone number, I hope this doesn't mean we have to talk again.
She ended our conversation with "great to see you." I gave a mere wave of the hand. These types of conversation are 1. fake 2. boring and 3. predictable. If you get caught in this conversation here are the questions you are likely to receive:
1. so what are you up to?
2. where are you living?
3. how is (fill in random mutual friend or family member)?
4. are you dating anyone?
5. did you ever get crabs after we stopped seeing each other (I made that one up)
you get the idea. no one wants to be in this conversation. you say you'll call, but you never will.
old acquaintances who insist on making conversation: I hate you.
P.S. The Conversation is a great movie, consider it highly recommended.