Tuesday, September 22, 2009
"I'm Stuck on You Like Glue Somehow"
Before I tell my story let me give you the background of my friend Emily. She was new to CHS a couple of weeks ago, so I asked her to eat lunch with my friends and me. She's a nice girl; we have a couple of things in common. Emily doesn't talk much, though.
So I walk up to our lunch spot and Emily is sitting there. I say a couple things to her and whatnot. A couple of minutes later she picks up this beanie baby squirrel and sets it on my lap.
I look at her then the squirrel awkwardly. Then, the beanie baby tips over.
Emily: "Ooops. The squirrel fell."
Me: (picking up the beanie baby and handing it to her) "Wow, that's a really great squirrel."
How in the world do I respond to such actions? Emily seemed like a nice, fairly normal (what's the real definition of normal anyway?) girl. I guess we reached a certain level of friendship that she thought it was the time to break out the squirrel... who knows.
That was probably the most awkward moment I've experienced in a long, long while. I did all I could not to break down right there. She probably would have been offended by my laughter.