November 4, 2006

Expectations!

Walking down a street, one man’s eyes fall on a face that he recognizes from somewhere.

The second man looks at the first man and thinks: “There is that guy from the other night.”

Both have a smile in their hearts, waiting to break out on the lips, but as they get closer, doubt raises its ugly head and both think together:

“ What if he doesn’t recognize me and I end up making a fool of myself?"

Hmmm…more thinking and then:

“Ok, I will wait till he shows some sign of recognition and then I can greet him.”

They get closer and closer and in their effort to look natural, they distinctly begin to get indifferent and then almost as if ignoring the other. With in no time they have passed each other, thinking:

“What does he think of himself…as if I care.”

What could have been the beginning of a friendship gets nipped in the proverbial bud. Has this happened to you?

4 comments:

I was Trailer Trash when Trailer Trash wasn't Cool said...

No, 'cause I'm so loud and huggy I calls on peoples who I seen before an tells 'em I shore did enjoys seein' 'em before, even if I aint never seened 'em before in my entire life ever.

Fer some reason they always seems to run the other way, like they gotted freaked out or something, you know?

Whey you reckon that happens?

CyberCelt said...

A smile costs nothing and may make someone else happy. Life is too short to worry about being "cool."

stev said...

ahhh... humans and their petty fears ;)

whats the worse that could happen... the other party doesnt recognize you? or you're really mistaken (and that may in itself lead to conversation?) heh.

Bluepanther said...

@ IWTTWTTWC: Its better to be loud and huggy than being cold and aloof.

@ CyberCelt: I agree, Life is too short to worry about a lot of things that we worry about and sometimes by the time we realise this little fact, it is too late.

@stev: True, but we humans try to stay in our comfort zones and rarely venture out of it.

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