I gave an awkward wave and said "Hi there, how are you?"
Mean Girl replied "Good, how are you?"
I said, "I'm great, it's really nice to see you" as I quickly continued around the corner.
I heard no words follow me around that corner.
I am a bit of an over-thinker, I know this. I thought about the encounter the rest of the way through the store, and to my house. I took it as an intentional rudeness, that she didn't just say "You too".
Easy enough right?
Probably why I never liked her.
I seriously don't give a s#it if she meant it, because I sure didn't mean it. If I could have gotten away with a quick look-away without saying anything, I absolutely would have.
What exactly is small talk? Isn't is just something that we use to fill awkward moments anyway.
Since I work with elderly and disabled people, I am often bombarded with a lot of information about ailments that I really would rather not hear about.
"Hello Mr. So-and-so, how are you today?"
"Not so good, I haven't been able to go to the bathroom all week"