On the way back from TRON LEGACY*, I stopped to pick up some groceries. As I rounded the Fish Market, I spotted someone from my distant past examining the lemon barrel. It was a guy I'd gone to Kindergarten with, and who used to hang out with me all the time way back then. We'd play make believe games about forest creatures. He was my first ever crush, basically. I'd not seen him in a few years, and he still is someone I get tongue tied around, so I had to think of my feet and decide what to do. Little did I know those same feet would soon be planted firmly in my mouth
He'd not yet seen me so there was still time to duck into the cookie aisle and avoid a face to face meeting, but instead I was so overwhelmed I decided to just say hi...
After the hug and hellos (aprox 10 seconds later), I immediately realized that I'd made a giant mistake. I realized that I had absolutely no small talk to make or a reason to chat beyond the initial wow factor of seeing him there
I'm kind of zonky and running on not enough sleep, and I couldn't think of anything
to say. I was basically monosyllabic, and when he asked what I was up to these days, all I could come up with was to say that I'd "just seen TRON LEGACY". Realizing in a panic that this meeting wasn't going like I'd hoped, I needed to come up with an excuse to leave. Was "my mom waiting for me"? Did I "have to get to a doctors appointment"? I thought that I could try and tell him that I was tired and wanted to finish my shopping and head home. Unfortunately what came out of my mouth was this:
"I'm really tired right now, I should go. Bye!"
I smiled awkwardly and walked away down towards the salad bar
really tired, and in that moment my lack of sleep was effecting my conversation skills, but to him this must no doubt have seemed like an odd way to make my exit and I'm still kicking myself over how unpleasently that whole encounter played itself out
This is by far the worst thing that's happened to me all year
*bad movie but amazing effects, IMHO. CLU is the Hanz Landa of 2011, as far as scene stealing villainy goes