Hello, I Must be Going

The other day, I unexpectedly bumped into a person from high school, who I haven’t seen in many, many years.  It was awkward, to say the least.  I tried to cut the conversation short, excuse myself, and get back to present life; however, it was obvious that he wanted to take me hostage and walk down memory lane.  We made small talk about careers and relationships, until he steered the conversation to an old, high school flame of mine.  He decided to give me that update on her life, as if I really cared.  Regarding high school memories, most of us have some that we treasure and some that we wish to forget.  She falls in to the “wish to forget” category and she earned it.

To stay classy, I will only say this about her character, and let you create the image.  She’s the kind of person who kicks someone when he’s down, starts vicious rumors, then gets her friends to join her bashing party.  During the small talk, I was told that she had numerous failed relationships after high school, had a kid, lived in several rural towns, and now sells candles for a living.  By the expression on his face as he spoke, I imagined he expected me to find the news satisfying, but  the more I heard about her, the more I felt sorry for her.  I mean, there was a moment when I felt like buying one of her candles just to help her out.  I hope she never tries to “friend” me on Facebook.  I would delete her attempt.  Do you know what I’m saying?  “Uh, remember me from high school?  We had English class together, freshman year.  I sat in the third row, by the pencil sharpener.  You remember, right?”  Whaaaat?  Are you kidding, me?  Go away.  Luckily, I was able to end the conversation and walk away and leave the past in the past.

I originally had another idea for this post, but I felt like I had to share this recent experience with you guys, because I’m not sure what to make of it, other than it was awkward and uncomfortable.  I snapped some pictures of San Francisco to go with my original post idea.  Why let them go to waste, right?  I still want to share them with you, and I hope you enjoy them.

These picture were taken at Crissy Field, looking toward downtown with the Palace of Fine Arts in the distance.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  I’ll be back in a few days with something new. 🙂

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