So a funny part of my personality is that I can be a little bit of a joker sometimes.
I am a study of human nature, so it can be fun just to get a rouse out of people, by doing something unexpected or even shocking.
Today, going through the airport with my daughter, the TSA security lines were a lot better than what had been advertised lately.
As we get through and are getting our stuff together, my daughter says to me (around breakfast time now): “I’m hungry, can we get something to eat?”
So, I jokingly turn to her with a serious face on and say, “But you already ate yesterday!”
This strange man next to us, stops dead in his tracks overhearing what I said, and gives us the craziest look.
So what do I do having a ball with this?
I repeat even louder and with more emphasis, “Why do you need to eat again? You already ate yesterday!!”
I am having to hold myself from cracking up laughing as I know this guy is listening and I almost can’t wait to see his facial expression.
I look at my daughter who gets it and is playing along and she is also pretending and putting on a sour face like she can’t have any food today.
The guy looks like he is about to explode and say something, but decides I suppose to just make a real disgusted kvetchy face and move on.
I was sort of disappointed that he didn’t want to help (in his mind) this kid and say something like, “How can you do that–and not feed her every day?”
I would have admired him for actually caring enough to try to help and intervene for someone else, even a stranger.
But I guess the pent up shocked look will have to surface for today’s human antics. 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)