I had to stop at the grocery store today, on the way home from work.
I hate it when you run into the store to grab a couple items, and you see someone that you really don't want to talk to. You know who I'm talking about. Like, the person you used to have a class with your freshman year of high school... or a friend of a friend of a friend, that you've met twice in your life.
Its not like I hate these people. But, I don't have anything to say to them.
"Oh, hi, I haven't seen you in a long time."(Where can the conversation go from there?! Seriously!)
"Yeah, I know."
So, I try to do the respectable thing, and dodge these people.
I catch a glimpse of one of these people tonight in the grocery store. Its been so long since I've seen them that it took my brain a little time to register how I knew the person. I know I don't have anything to say to this person. We're not really friends. We were acquaintances, like, 10 years ago.
I don't totally avoid eye contact with the person, but I don't really make any defining movements like I recognize them, either.
I turn into the isle with the toilet paper, I hear this person rudely say, "Fine, just ignore me."
I turn to see if the person is in the isle with me, and they're not.
And, I figure, ignoring this person is probably the best option anyhow.
Ya know what I'm sayin'?