Do you ever have relationships in your head
with people that you see on campus?
Listen, it's not that weird.
This is how the story goes:
Once upon a time way last year, I took Living Prophets from Lloyd Newell.
There was this guy in my class.
And I found him...
The good kind of handsome--the kind that you have to look twice to notice.
I was reminded of him last summer,
when I saw an article in a magazine that made me think of him.
And now this semester,
On the sidewalk near my house.
Often when I leave the office around 5 pm,
I see him in the lobby of the building where I work.
Once, I caught him eyeing my Greek textbook.
So now, I usually make longer-than-could-be-attributed-to-happenstance eye contact when I see him.
Sometimes I wonder if he notices.
I wonder if he recognizes me.
He always seems to be looking up when I walk by.
Today, I walked down the hall at about that time,
wondering whether he would be there.
I turned the corner
and he was.
And then I thought seriously about what would happen if I said,
"Hey, this is really weird, but we once had a class together,
and I just find you really handsome."
(And then I went home and facebook stalked him.
He's really clever and interesting, by the way.)
Life's boring if you're not just a little creepy.