A couple of month’s ago I was walking through the cafeteria at work and I saw I guy I once knew. We hung out in the same circles and had been at some of the same parties. This was back when I was youngerthinnerprettier and could manage to stay up past 11pm on a school night.
I couldn’t remember his name, but I walked over anyway to say hello.
Babs: Hey, aren’t you Bob’s friend?
Dude: (looking around nervously) Yeah.
Babs: I’m Babs, we met a few times through Bob.
Dude: (looking like he didn’t want to talk to me) Oh, okay
At that point I could tell that he didn’t want to be bothered with me. He was sitting with coworkers and wasn’t acting the least bit friendly. I don’t know if he thought I was trying to flirt with him or if he is just rude by nature, but I quickly said goodbye and went back to my lunch. It wasn’t that serious, but I was a bit annoyed that he was giving me the cold shoulder for no good reason. What happened to folks just being friendly?
Now, here’s the thing, later on I realized that he is not Bob’s friend. I still know him, but through someone else at work. So why did he say he was Bob’s friend? And why was he acting weird?
Who knows and who cares. I honestly hadn’t given the whole scene a second thought.
Until I saw him jogging on my street this morning.