Saturday, February 02, 2008
It's Okay if You Talk to Yourself as Long as You Don't Answer
I have a confession, I can't get used to people using a bluetooth. It reminds me of Lieutenant Uhura from Star Trek. Actually, even though the site of them is weird to me, the weirdest thing is being in the grocery store and thinking that people are talking to themselves. I think if I had one, it would seem normal to see people apparently talking to no one, but it always takes me by surprise.
The first time I saw one I thought the person was just enjoying having a conversation with themself. I actually wondered if they were mentally stable. Then I started wondering if they were talking to me. I guess I'm technologically slow, someone had to explain it to me.
I felt kind of bad at the grocery store today. I left something cooking on the stove when I left, so pulled out my husband's cell phone that I had borrowed and called home to ask them to check the food. When my husband answered the phone, I said, "Hi". An older woman ahead of me in line turned with the biggest smile on her face. She thought I was saying hello to her. We both felt uncomfortable when she realized I was talking on a cell phone. It made me wish I had said hello to her too.