Saturday, January 23, 2010

When You're the Third Person

Have you ever been standing around with 2 other people who are involved in a converstion? And, one of them piques your curiosity and so you sort of stare at them. And your mind is spinning with thoughts about them, like maybe you admire them, or you think they're just plain weird, or you wonder why they didn't comb their hair that morning, or why they thought pink and green go together in that combination, or do they realize they have gravy on their chin.......

People, they know you're watching them. Out of the corner of their eye, they can see you. You are not sneaky and you're making a spectacle of yourself. In fact, they are oh so carefully looking at YOU too and wondering what exactly you are looking at!

So if you must look, make sure to glance casually back and forth as if you are following the discussion so you don't look like a weirdo as you stare like they're some sort of monkey at the zoo. you're embarrassing yourself.

Yes, I've been the starer...and I speak from experience.

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