August 01, 2018
June 28, 2018
How did anybody look nonchalant or avoid social interaction before smartphones? Newspapers?
Sorry to say it Nancy, but Esther’s poker face kicks the crap out of yours.
Well, this is a new twist on the old staring contest!
Don’t comment. Might make contact.
Esther is strong, y’all. True grit, that one.
“The cut direct is to stare an acquaintance in the face and pretend not to know him.”
“The cut indirect, to look another way, and pretend not to see him.”
“The cut sublime, to admire the top of some tall edifice or the clouds of heaven till the person cut has passed by.”
“The cut infernal, to stoop and adjust your boots till the party has gone past.”
To which we now add the cut electronic, to stare at your phone or other device and pretend not to be aware of the other person, who is probably staring at their own device; and the cut digital, to uncheck the box allowing your online presence to be visible on any forums frequented by the other person.
Gotta say, I’m impressed with her self-control in the face of adult banalities.
Nancy’s inner most thoughts touch on how very insecure, and timid, and fearful she is about much of life…. which contrasts so deeply with the hubris and bravado she portrays herself to be imbued with.
I’ve missed something, why does she not want to talk to Esther ??
September 24, 2018