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I Hope That Text Was Important

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Being between adventures means I'm currently biding my time back home while I figure out my next move.  Yes, I've become a regular George Costanza: "Hi, I'm Travis, I'm unemployed and live with my parents…"  Trust me, the ladies love that one.  But, that's not really here nor there as far as this little tale is concerned.  What is relevant is that while home, I've been helping my dad with some computer work at his office.  Over the weekend, I had to stop by Office Depot or Staples or some sort of crappy all-in-one store for some parts for said project.  While I was busy not finding what I was looking for, a girl walked over in my direction, furrowed her brow and pointed at me until we reached the point of mutual recognition.  Turns out it was my first girlfriend, circa junior high/high school.

 

As we're bumbling through the semi-awkward 'try to catch up in 5 minutes but where the hell do you start since you haven't seen each other since high school moment' she reaches into her purse and pulls out her cell phone.  In my mind I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt, ok, maybe she just wants to get my contact info so we can continue catching up another time under more planned circumstances.

 

Nope, just being rude.  So I completely shut down my side of the conversation and waited for what had to be the world's most important text messaging interaction to complete.  I don't see you for 14 years and you can't give me five minutes of genuine attention?  Nice seeing you too.

9 Comments:

  • At 6:15 AM, Blogger Al said…

    Did you say anything? And did she try to talk her way through it while she was doing it? Priceless.

     
  • At 6:48 AM, Anonymous YourHighSchoolSweetheart said…

    I am so sorry Travis. My friend sent me a text message about some cool new youtube video named 2girls1guy.

    -Debbie

     
  • At 3:04 PM, Anonymous The PoPo said…

    I think it's funny you get so butt hurt over such things. You're a sensitive man, man.

     
  • At 3:11 PM, Blogger Travis said…

    Hurt and annoyed are two very different beasts...

     
  • At 4:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    did she end up marrying israel alvarez - aka cro magnum man?

     
  • At 7:53 PM, Anonymous Karl Hungus said…

    You should give Katie George a call while you're there...

     
  • At 11:12 PM, Anonymous The PoPo said…

    how did you know his was a trojan magnum man

     
  • At 6:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    because your momma told me so.

     
  • At 11:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    you should take some photographs around some hemet landmarks while you're there; perhaps juxtapose images of old hemet (or hemet how we remember it) with new hemet? black and white for old landmarks, colour for the new ones.

     

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