Thursday, July 17, 2008

Sniff, Sniff

So, its the end of the semester.
And I miss my hubby.
And my car is broken.
And the milk has gone bad.
And, of course, I am sick. Again.
So, of course, I am totally on edge.

Sitting through critical theory classes is not my idea of a good time under these (or any) circumstances, but I still go to class, listening bitterly and being annoyed by the guy in back row who has a comment for everything, who just won't be quite, and who is being quite rude, and thinks he is brilliant, but really he is just lame and likes to hear himself talk....(See? Bitter and edgy.)

He is just being so darn obnoxious, and in between all my sniffles and coughs I am secretly making mocking faces at him, very much in the manner of a five year old, and rolling my eyes...a lot, cursing the morning and rude people, and regretting sitting only two seats away from him. But then, something happens.

I sneeze.

He leans over and whispers, "God bless you."

And suddenly, he doesn't bug me so much. In fact, that was down right nice of him. Hey, maybe I even like the kid and his comments seem totally fascinating and I just can't seem to hear enough academic banter between he and the long winded professor!

But then I have to wonder....How did I go from practically hating the kid to completely supporting him whole heartedly just because he said "God bless you" when I couldn't stop sneezing? Is this some kind of chemical imbalance? Am I shallow? Isn't that weird? Wouldn't it just make more sense to keep disliking him because in all reality he is very obnoxious, good manners or not? What does that say about me?

Meh. My head is much to full right now to really try and get to the root of all this nonsense. I'll just chalk it up to being sick and stressed and probably go on like this all week.

6 comments:

ned and kim said...

God bless you.

Brandon and Julie said...

Awww...thanks Kim. But I already liked you a whole lot, so now I just like you more.

TheBastians said...

Where is your honey?

Brandon and Julie said...

My honey is in Wyoming:(

GINGERSPICE said...

Ahh Jules.... I can see why you want to be a writer! Even when you're feeling poopy and bitter and edgy you put it in such a way that it makes me want to read more! You are so talented and I am so sorry you're having such a bad week! I am so excited to begin this new journey with You! You are such a blessing in my life. I Love You Much

GINGERSPICE said...

YES!! I totally remember that, it was so creepy and eerie it was kind of terrifying. I do admit I forgot about it until you asked if I remembered....

My memory in NYC was the whole F-ing Amazon comment. I KNOW that those words are unforgettable! I have too many memories in New Jersey with You. Lol... I'll never forget the first time we really had a good conversation with you. Remember it was in that Pharmacy?? What was it called... Shoot I can't remember. It was on a Saturday and Jodi and I invited you to come to church on Sunday but you promised the day to Marni... I think you were returning tuna fish for Carole maybe??? That crazy woman! Then that trip to Boston and the shark on the beach in Cape Cod? Remember the Tampon Tower- old applicators that had washed ashore? GROSS!!!

The list of memories could go on and on.....

How are you feeling??