So sorry for double posting here but I’m afraid this story has just continued and at this point I haven’t looked in a mirror but I’m fairly sure I’m about as red as a ripe tomato.
So I decided to retreat from my cocoon to brave the world once more and grab some lunch. I walk outside and, well, it’s a small town, you run into people you know sometimes. No biggie, right?
Well, the person I ran into happened to one of said group of five that I had tried and failed to talk to earlier. More than that she has the same name as me (which is why she’s the one person, besides actually-named-Audrey, who I didn’t call ‘Audrey’). So I said tried to say hi, but I was too quiet, and she didn’t respond at first. So it just kinda sounded like I was saying hello to myself. (Luckily she sort of adverted my own inner dilemma by looking up and seeing me as she passed and saying a little greeting, so at least it was a… half win?)
But then when I went to get lunch I was still feeling a little low from the continuation of today’s social winning streak, so I decided to just sit in the corner with my murder mystery novel and read while I eat. There were only two other people in that general area, so it was relatively quiet.
They were relatively loud.
They were also discussing deeply personal matters and kept glancing at me because they didn’t want the one other person who sat in the corner to overhear these deeply personal matters. I ended up not reading and just staring as hard as I could into my food in the hopes that it wouldn’t look like I was overhearing everything they said even if I didn’t want to.
… Today is a good day.