Wednesday, April 18, 2007

do i know you?

in the past week i have bumped into someone i know every single day. fortunately these are all people i have been glad to see (the category of people i would duck behind the grapefruit pyramid in the veggie section at the supermarket could probably be limited to one hand). coffee shops, outside the health food store, the entrance to the mall, a local public radio station live concert. conversations have followed this formula:

"oh my god" (several times throughout).
"you look great!" (me, not them).
"wow! you're married/had a baby/had another baby/the baby has grown/you have grown" (me, not them).
"i heard you were back in town".
"what are you doing?"

.....................................uhm.............................................

"i quit my job, moved across the world, worked, quit my job, moved across the country, am looking for work (know of any openings for an energetic art therapist, monday through friday, business hours, excellent pay, 10 weeks vacation a year, company car?)"


[silence]


"you look GREAT!!!"

2 comments:

Ipsofacto said...

[silence]

GREAT post !!!!

Melindeer said...

"I was born in small town..." Elbows should be raw the way people run into each other.