Friday, March 25, 2005
Captain Obvious
Why do people interrupt you when you’re obviously trying to block the world out?

There you sit with a fantastic book and you’re just getting into the part where Lord Wonderful is finally going to ravish the outspoken princess posing as a peasant and some renob walks up and starts talking to you. You can’t exactly say, “hey dude, I’m getting into the part where the girl gets ravished and it’ll be a great sex scene, and I haven’t gotten laid in 5 days so could you bugger off”. That might seem rude but the more you think about it the more you realize he was rude for thinking about striking up a conversation while you are so obviously engrossed in Lord Wonderful’s bedroom prowess.

This happens at the gym too. You’re running along on the treadmill with your headphones on (which should automatically be a sign that you’re not interested) and terribly out of breath and some guy who has no chance in hell gets on the machine next to you and starts talking to you. “Hi, are you blind Romeo? Headphones and out of breath. What makes you think this is going to be a good conversation?”

It isn’t even that I don’t like talking to people because I love it but sometimes I’m obviously not in the mood.

So bugger off.

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