A couple days ago I was walking home from the Giant grocery store up the street from where I live. I was waiting at one of the many busy intersections waiting to cross the street when I noticed a guy and girl jogging toward me. They looked to be in the middle of a running partner exercise session.
“Hi,” the guy said casually with just as casual a smile after he had given me the once over.
“Hi,” I said half-surprised, half-friendly, definitely with a “And who are you? Do I know you…?” look.
“You go to AU,” he said.
“I did,” I said. “But I graduated.”
“I went there when you went to school there a couple years ago.”
The signal turned green and the guy and girl jogged across the street while I was left standing there with my big bag of groceries.
Huh? Wait. What…just…happened…? I thought. That’s it? No introduction? No name? Who are you? Why…?
I crossed the street and walked home, thinking about what just happened. Continue reading