Great start to this morning! I managed to accidentally delete the email which contained the reading links I had been saving up for this week's roundup. Gmail is apparently too difficult for me.
Oh well, maybe it's a blessing in disguise as it forces me (in the absence of any other content I had planned) to introduce a new blog segment for your enjoyment; an occasional Friday feature:
"Did Anything Funny or Interesting Happen to You this Week?"
It was a habit in my family, when we sat down to dinner, to ask "Did anything funny or interesting happen to you today?" It was an easy way to get the conversation going and get us laughing.
And if I were asked that question right now, this would be my answer:
Have you ever been talking to someone you really liked, someone you might like to date, and then through no fault of your own, something really embarrassing happened to you?
Well yesterday, I was that embarrassing thing that happened to someone.
I work at a university and there are of course students everywhere. Our department is in a nice building, but it has these awful swinging doors that you have to push really hard in order to open. Unfortunately these doors also have no window, so you're opening them blind with an almost violent amount of force. I've been smacked with one of these doors a few times and I've almost smacked people myself. It's just the nature of these horrid doors.
Anyway, I finally managed to kabong a male student yesterday. As I frantically apologized, I realized that he had been in the middle of talking to a girl when I bowled him over. It was obvious they had been flirting. The guy brushed it off like it was no big deal, said I'd only bumped into his shoe, but he was rubbing his arm pretty hard as he said that so I'm positive I walloped him good with that damn door.
I felt really bad. Like how embarrassing for him. Just chatting with some nice girl and then WHAM! he's thrown off his feet, in visible pain. But at that point, he was desperately waving me off, I think so he could continue talking to the girl. I got the hint and skedaddled. Fifteen minutes later, I saw them again, still flirting, displaying very positive body language signs, so hopefully I didn't do too much harm to that poor boy's chances to date the cute girl!
Anyway, I felt bad. But it was also kind of funny. I was like the kool-aid man, busting in on those two love birds. OH YEAH!
Anything funny or interesting happen to you lately? Feel free to share in the comments!
Writing Streak: 3 days
My Books on Amazon:
Waking Lions by Avelet Gundar-Goshen
Never Let Me Go
by Kazuo Ishiguro