There are somethings you’re never expecting. The strap on your heels breaking as you walk up the stairs, the motorist who cuts you off, a waiter dousing you in hot soup. Some things don’t make it on your daily list of things to do.
Today at work I went about my normal schedule, doing things, being the amazing office person I am and one of my duties today was to order lunch in for clients. I placed the order and that was that. I went on about my day. The food arrives while I’m standing at the printer, which is in a direct line in front of the doors. I turn around as the delivery person is turning towards me, the box of food sitting on a desk –
We both freeze.
There are some things you don’t expect.
Running into your former significant other in a setting so completely different from any that you have interacted in before throws you for a loop.
Let me tell you about this ex-boyfriend. He was in a band, and at the time we were together I was running sound for a few places. We were both die hard hockey fans – I still am – and we would watch hockey together and go to concerts. For a college boyfriend he was great, just not all that bright or much of a conversationalist. Our relationship fizzled out and we amnicably went our seperate ways.
The work me that my x met today is a totally different person than the one he dated. So much so that he had to stare at me for a second before he realized who I was, and even then all he said was, “I recognize you.” Well yes, yes I hope you do. There wasn’t much to say, a quick catch up and that was it. I just never expected to tip my x today. At least I gave him a nice tip.