Conversation with a semi-stranger

Setting: Restaurant/Bar in hometown.

Occasion: The 100 year anniversary of our High School


Stranger: Hey! You remember me?

Me: I’m sorry, I don’t think so.

Stranger: Well, you never did give me the time of day. You always x-d (makes x sign with arms) me out of all your parties. I told your friend, SHE didn’t scar me, but YOU, you scarred me!

Me: I am so sorry! I was a teenager. I was in my own stupid world. I was busy dealing with my OWN insecurities.

Stranger: Uh huh. You know that guy in the band?

Me: Uh, I don’t think so.


Me: Well, I’m sorry.

(Stranger gets up, goes to stage, gets band member’s attention, points at me. Band guy barely nods. I wave and smile meekly. Stranger comes back to table.)

Stranger: Yup. He says you was stuck-up too.


At least SOMEONE was entertained.

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