Friday, January 21st, 2011

I grabbed my water bottle from the bottom drawer of my desk where I keep all my snacks stashed and headed for the break room to fill it up. As I turned into the hallway I could see there was a guy standing outside the door of the break room chatting with someone on his cell phone, and when he saw me he stepped into the room, apparently to get a little privacy, because when I followed him in he turned and headed to the far corner.

Unfortunately for him, that’s where I was headed, too. I like to give my bottle a rinse before I fill it up, and the sink is in that corner of the room. When I stepped up to the sink and turned on the tap, he shot me a quick look out of the corner of his eye, then stepped away, crossing to the other side of the room and facing the wall.

Now, I like to fill my bottle with cool, filtered water from a dispenser in the break room. And where do you suppose that dispenser is? It’s on the other side of the room, right next to the spot where the guy chatting on his cell phone was standing! It was one of those situations where you didn’t want to do what you’d always intended to do because it might make you look a little creepy, but that kind of thing has happened to me so often that I don’t even flinch at it any more. I walked right on over.

As I began to fill my bottle, the guy turned away from me as if he were going to keep on standing there talking, probably because he didn’t want to look like he was walking away from me every time I followed him to the next place I was going anyway. In another moment or two, though, he began to wander back to the corner of the room where the sink was. He probably figured I wouldn’t be headed back that way any time soon. I was half-tempted to go get a paper towel from the dispenser next to the sink to wipe my bottle down, but I settled for using my hand as a squeegee.

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  1. 1 B said at 7:50 pm on January 21st, 2011:

    Dream or reality?

  2. 2 Dave said at 8:03 am on January 22nd, 2011:

    Really happened.