+ confessions of a red-headed stepchild: jibber jabber

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

jibber jabber

You are walking down the hallway at work, making meaningless conversation with the people you pass, the hellos and the how are yous. Sometimes you daydream about telling someone what is really on your mind: "How am I? Hungover! Oh my god you should have seen me last night. Do you know what a kegstand is?"

Some days I hate the how are yous and there is no more uncomfortable moment than when the third one comes out and hangs in the wind with no where to go.

them: Hello. How are you doing?
you: Fine. How are you?
them: Good. How are you?

My first inclination is to ignore the third. Pretend that it didn't happen at all....but then again I hide from people I don't want to talk to.