So last post was very “I got OPINIONS, listen UP”, but fortunately for the people I meet IRL, I’m much more likely to shift awkwardly and twiddle my thumbs than to deliver an impromptu verbose lecture lambasting them for their taste in movies.
Case in point:
About a week ago, I was at a wedding. My mom’s colleague’s son was also in attendance, clearly against his will (much the same as me). He had recently got accepted at a university abroad, and just as I was told to make use of the opportunity and ask him for advice (insert eye-roll), he had, likewise been told to dispense this wisdom.
The ‘conversation’ went something like this:
(Oh, did I not tell you? I have no hands and he has only one*. We do have lines of awkwardness radiating from our heads, though, so we’re well-compensated.)
Him : SO. SAT’s, huh?
Me: Oh. Er, yeah. Yeah.
Him: *Texting furiously
Me: *Staring at ceiling
And then he spotted some old women and ran off to go talk to them (presumably, also regarding the SATs). Because clearly, clearly, old women are several times more fascinating (and also capable of making pleasant small-talk) than yours truly.
Edited to add:
And by ‘ SAT ‘, I mean ‘ GRE ‘.
I’m thinking that I should just embrace the idea of unemployment.