When you see me....

I want you to know that I know when you are pretending not to see me.  I know that you actually do see me.  I know that when you say you didn't recognize me that you actually did.  You were just too scared to say hello.  I know that you are uncomfortable seeing me and that it is easier to just act like you don't recognize me (even though I basically look the same), or like you don't see that there is someone (me) sitting with all of the other people you are saying hello to, or like you are SO HUNGRY that you have to get right to the food and don't have time to look around.  I know that you see me in your peripheral vision but you don't want to say hello because I make you uncomfortable.  I know exactly what is going on because it happens to me all of the time.  I guess I just wanted to say - I know.  And, the truth is that talking to people who feel uncomfortable talking to me makes me feel uncomfortable too.

3 comments

GrahamForeverInMyHeart said...

At this point, I'm thankful when people pretend they don't see me. It saves me from pretending I don't see them.

Maxie's Mommy said...

It does seem generally to be the same ones I would rather avoid as well. Good point!

Susan said...

Yup - isn't there wonderful balance in nature.

I think the bigger problem is you're living on the wrong side of the world Abbie - I would love to see you and eat cake :(