The awkward moment of seeing someone who you once knew...
7/12/04

You know when you're walking down the street and you notice someone who you used to know and are wondering if they recognize you? If they recognize you, why didn't they say Hi? Then again, if you recognized THEM, why didn't YOU say hi? If they recognized you though, and didn't say Hi, it would be utmost stupid for you to go and introduce yourself, now wouldn't it be? What makes things even worse is when you're in a real rush somewhere, and you're sort of hoping that they didn't see you because you don't have the time to say Hi to them, but at the same time, you don't want them to get offended that you didn't say Hi, so you're just hoping that they think you didn't notice them. At the same time, you may not be in a rush, but you're thinking that the other person might be, and that he doesn't want you to notice that he noticed you (because then you'd have to stop and say Hi, and then in addition to that, bother trying to find something to talk about.)

Which brings us to the next thing. Stopping to talk or not. You know what really sucks? When you both don't want to talk (because you really have nothing to talk about), and then HE stops (in addition to the just saying Hi), because he thought YOU stopped (even though you didn't). Now you're stuck in that awkward moment where you have to stop because he stopped, and then find something to talk about...

If the guy isn't observant anymore, that makes things even worse. Because now he's thinking that you're looking at him funny because he's not religious anymore. Now this may or may not be true, because you might be one of those open minded people who are not, at all, thinking of that. But, even if you're not thinking of that, he probably THINKS you're thinking that, and you're both just having that stupid look-back-at-each-other thing.

I think the worst scenario is when it's someone of the opposite sex though. Now, in addition to considering all that last stuff (besides for that last thing of not being observant anymore, except, of course, in the case of someone of the opposite sex, who isn't observant anymore), you're also thinking about whether or not it's proper to stop and say Hi. Maybe she'll think you're onto her (which is stupid, because all you want to do is say Hi, but [you know how Jewish girls are these days]. She also may not want to be seen in public talking to boys [well you know how people today just love to talk gossip about other people and try to ruin their lives].

And so, we're left with things just sucking as you wish you never saw the person in the first place, because then none of this would've ever had to happen, and you could've just enjoyed one more second of life without having to consider all these possibilities.


um.. I hope I didn't lose any of you there...


P.S. This is Snake who wrote this...