Tuesday, December 06, 2005

People

I am a people watcher. There is no way around it. I can't stop looking at people. I'm addicted to it. They are everywhere; I guess it's not that easy to avoid...but i notice some people do.

For some reason, every time I walk past another person I try to look them in the eyes. I don't really know why I do it, but I do. Maybe it's weird but i really don't care. I don't think people need say "hello" to every stranger that they walk past, but why not acknowledge a human being. I guess when you lock eyes with someone you are pretty much saying hi. So you could even say "hello." People are capable of moving their eyes a little bit. It really doesn't take that much effort.

I would say that overall most people avoid making eye contact. The majority of people don't seem interested. I think they're affraid. I'm not saying this is a bad thing, but I'm a big fan of the eye contact. We're all on this planet pretty much doing the same thing. You might as well look up from the sidewalk and check in with the other earthlings. It's a good time. It makes a long walk more interesting and it makes your work get done a lot slower in the library.

Like right now for example, I just started a new paragraph because I leand back in my chair and took a good look around the computer lab. Everyone is really into their computers right now. Some people are flipping through papers. Some girl is talking relatively loud on her cell phone...I'm trying to make eye contact with this girl sitting across from me. I think she's pretty cute. I don't think she feels like giving me the time of day right now though...Maybe i'll see her at some shitty basement party though...you never know.

There it is... some other girl across the room just made eyes with me. She's human... I wonder how many people are either looking at facebook or talking on instant messenger right now...I bet a lot...That's probably what I would be doing if i wasn't in the middle of this blog. Facebook is the easy way to make eye contact with people around here.

Well, in conclusion, I am interested in people. And for some reason I thought you should know. I usually have a hard time getting anything done because I would rather just sit some where and stare. Maybe it's a bad habit, but At least i'm not addicted to cocaine

1 Comments:

Blogger Veronica said...

My favorite posts are
http://maxdub.blogspot.com/2005/09/cop-cars-and-gasoline.html
http://maxdub.blogspot.com/2005/12/people.html
You usually write about the way you see things and the way other people perceive things. I guess you have a very perceptive voice. You sound trustworthy and informative without being preachy. You can use humor, but your voice is more alluring when you take the informed and amazed bystander voice.

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