Thursday, August 23rd.

Pretty simple title today. I couldn’t think of anything witty or specific.

The Bus Stop

So, today I was standing at my bus stop downtown when a man approached me. I had looked at him then looked away when he looked back. Next thing I know he approaches me and starts talking. Let me say, I had no idea who he was. But it quickly became apparent that he knew me. He asked if I still lived with my parents in EK. Now I’m just thinking frantically, who is this?

Then it clicked. Back when I worked at Archway I used to catch my bus every morning on Louelda and he used to wait at the same bus stop. I even remembered his name all of a sudden. Kevin. I recall telling him I would never forget his name because I’m engaged to a man named Kevin. I recall mentioning my engagement right away to get that out of the way.

Anyways, bus stop Kevin has very intense eyes. You know what I mean, those people, when they look at you, you get the sense they’re trying to see into your head with their psychic abilities. Whenever I encounter people like this I try really hard not to look away from their stare. It’s like a game of chicken. At least that’s what I get out of it.

Still, this is really difficult. He kept mentioning things that I don’t even remember telling him and I wondered what else he knew about me. I wonder, how does he even remember all this stuff? I was just some girl he talked to at the morning bus stop. I forgot he even existed over the past three years.

Hair Conversation

Last night Kevin shaved his head. He does this a couple times a year and I’m not a fan of the shaved head look. I don’t mind shaving around the sides, but leave the top of the head longer. It just looks better in my opinion. Anyways, I’ve never said anything about it in 5 years and yesterday I just happened to ask him, “So, what made you do that?”

I thought I was being casual but he asked me, “what, don’t you like it?”

I couldn’t lie so I said “it’s ok.” Pretty big cop out on my part.

At this he scoffed and said “well, that’s a resounding no!”

He then expressed great surprise that he never knew this.

Long story short, we got into a long conversation about total honesty, and I shouldn’t have to hide things like this. It doesn’t mean he’s going to change his habit of cutting all his hair off, but if I don’t like it I should at least say so. This is going to take a lot of work on my part. Total honesty. Unsurprisingly, a Fight Club quote comes to mind.

Chapter 2. Big Bob. “Strangers with this kind of honesty make me go a big rubbery one, if you know what I mean.”

Well, I got laundry to fold. I look forward to half day Friday tomorrow.

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~ by Cara on August 23, 2007.

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