Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Thank You for Reminding Me Why I'm Such a Loner

So I'm walking through the cafeteria when I see this female, about my age, standing and talking to a group of three other females, also about my age.

The conversation was visibly jovial, and ended when the girl who was standing said "I'll talk to you guys later," smiled a big smile, and walked away.

As soon as she walked on, the remaining three faces drastically changed their expression. They huddled together, one of them laughing, and I heard the words "Did you notice she..." as I continued past them just out of earshot.

I walked on to the ice dispenser; filled my "Life is Good" Nalgene bottle; and returned to my desk, where I ate my sandwich, surrounded only by photographs and dog-eared book pages.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

See, a friend will stab you in the front...
~BPP

Winter said...

That is why I only have one female best friend, the others are gay men :)

michele said...

I'm either lucky in that I've never felt the sting of female snobbery like that... or I'm like the utterly clueless woman who walked away thinking they were her friends. I'd like to think it's the former but in my darker moments, suspect it's the latter.

disgruntled world citizen said...

Ah, they're just jealous of your urbanity and coolness. *makes a face, sticks out his tonuge and goes "thhhpppppppt" to the those chickadees.* :P

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

DWC - That wasn't me they snubbed. I didn't know any of the involved parties... I just witnessed it.