Wednesday, April 19, 2006

I thought I knew you, what did I know.

You know that feeling when you have known someone for a few years and you have a certain way of interacting with them and on some level you are able to predict what they will respond to and you subconsciously tailor your conversation so. Its like you have established this silent protocol when it comes to this particular person. As the years pass and you get to "know" them better and better, your routine with them has the potential of becoming more and more limited as you think you narrow down what it is that really makes this person tick.

Then a completely new person traipses in the door with a smile and a shoeshine and evokes a unexpected positive reaction from this person who you thought you knew. They are suddenly using words you have never heard them say and speaking with emphasis about topics you never knew they knew.

And then I think to myself-why wasn't I more "BLANK" with this person, maybe they would have liked it and things could have been different between us.

1 comment:

  1. "smile and a shoeshine" ... i KNEW i was going to love reading your blog for these wonderful nuggets.