Tidbits From My Travels by William
I'm sure it has happened to all of us at some point in our lives (at least I hope I'm not alone in this).
I'm standing, sitting somewhere, or maybe I'm in my car, and I see a person I don't know. They act like they know me and they begin smiling and waving. Quickly, my own brand of face recognition software kicks into gear and I come up blank. The face is not in my memory bank. But, somehow it seems like I know this person because they seem to know me. All of this takes place in an instant.
I can't help at this point but to just play along. First, a smile appears on my face. Then comes the cautious wave. Every now and then, I might actually start to say hi. Then like an alarm going off, I get the feeling to look behind me. Please no! Tell me there isn't someone behind me they know. But, there is! The wave was meant for that someone, not me. I was just the poor dude in the way. Why do these people not move so I'm not in their path!?
For a moment, I'm overcome with embarrassment. I usually try to get the heck out of there. I seem to recover quicker if the two reunited friends don't have me there to look at and steal a laugh, that comes at my expense.
Tell me, please, hasn't this happened to you?