Yesterday I traveled to another University to take my first Texas certification test. This experience was, to understate it, an interesting one. I had never attended a school with more than 500 students until I went to college, and that had 1300 undergrads. So going to this other University was a little nerve-wracking because firstly, I was all alone. Secondly, I was taking a very important test. And thirdly, it was a normal college school day; meaning, it was really packed.
Well, I'm one of those people that greets everyone when I walk down sidewalks, even more so at schools. So if you were that tall guy that was coming out of the building the same time a girl with brown hair, gray basketball shorts, a long blue T, and sneakers was walking in, I was that nut who smiled at you and said "good morning." And what a lovely morning it was until you ruined it with your mean face! KIDDING!
Anyways, I did find my way to the room where I took the test and right when I was finished, I left. I wish I could end it there and be all cool like that, but sad to say, I'm far from that path. As I left the building and walked to the crosswalk, I called my mother. I got her voicemail so I left a message. As I was leaving a message, I heard someone behind me as well as the words, "Right, right." In reality he was saying, "On your right, on your right", meaning, "I am going to pass you and continue on in front of you." But when I hear someone say, "Right," I look that way... duh. Well, when someone looks back behind them to their right OR to their left, they tend to lean in that direction more than they think and start walking that way. He yelled (the "ahhhh!" sound), I saw his board, then I saw him fly off his board. Since he didn't have the right footing, he nudged me a bit while he flew and as I processed the whole situation in my head, an inappropriate word came out of my mouth loud and clear. When he got back up, he came over to me and asked ME if I was alright. I was so flustered at this point that all I could do was say, "uhh... ya", and continue walking. I almost killed this guy and I don't even think a sorry came out of my mouth... only the Holy S word. Oh yeah, and this all happened while leaving a voicemail for my mother... sorry, Mom.
To continue on with this experience, I get to the parking lot and I walk to my car.... it's not there. So I walk to a different spot in a different parking aisle... same. Okay, so this is the time you get out your cell phone and pretend to answer it so as not to look uncool. It's what has to be done when you're a total idiot and cant remember where you parked your small Saturn. So, I am "on the phone" for the next 3 minutes while I'm walking around in circles, in a huge parking lot, where many of the school's students are either coming or going... with their cars. After these 3 long minutes of talking to myself on the phone, I hang up on myself and dial my roommate. She answers (thank God...I can only talk to myself for so long when I'm in public). Anyways, we talk for about 4 minutes and I finally see my car after walking up and down a few long aisles... okay like 5. Now it's time to start the car.... don't worry, it started and I got home safely! :)
So, it is safe to say that in my world, it is never a dull moment... ever.
On a random note, here's a picture thought for you:
This is the beautiful couple I get to see when I go home for Thanksgiving... my parents!!