Saturday, February 24, 2007

Ignorance is Bliss

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."

"Yeah, I know."
(Where can the conversation go from there?! Seriously!)

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'?

3 comments:

RisibleGirl said...

Tell you what- if you ignore me in the grocery store, I won't be weird about it.

That would be assuming that we live in the same state and even would recognize each other in the first place.

I'm just saying...

Trisha said...

That just wasn't nice for you to pretend you didn't know me! I just saw you a week ago!! LOL.

I hear what you are saying though, I do the same damn thing. I get to the point where I won't even look up unless I hear my NAME! LOUDLY.

Elizabeth said...

Uh you are so funny!
Who was that? You can email me if you don't feel comfortable putting on here. :-)