Today, whilst walking to and fro my daily obligations, I came across a girl from my high school, someone who had graduated a couple of years before I did, but was in band so we were friends. (That's how I was in high school, the cool guy in the band, but just some normal to slightly nerdy guy outside of the music wing.) As we approached each other, I was preparing for the usual idle conversation of two passing acquaintances, made eye contact, and I started to speak. This person, however, didn't notice me and just kept walking. So there I was, standing with my mouth slightly ajar with words on my tongue, left wondering if said girl noticed me or recognized me at all. Sure, it had been a few years since we had last talked, and I was wearing a coat and stocking cap, so there is a good chance that she didn't know who I was upon first glance. But still, I can't help but feel a little slighted over the whole incident.
Later, I was walking through the Ped-Mall, when I noticed some dude in a suit make eye contact with me and nodded a said hello. I did the courteous thing and nodded back and said hello, while frantically searching my mind to see if there was any recognition there. I came up empty, so I'm just assuming that he was a kind gentleman, and that perked me up a little bit. Not that I was down to begin with, it's been another Good Day, but I like nice people, and it made up a little bit for my earlier debacle. So thank you Dude in a Suit.
Also contributing to my Good Day was stopping by Oasis for a falafel. As always, it was delicious, and the guy at the counter said "thanks for coming by man, have a good one" as I left. Now it wasn't like he was running the register or anything, so he was a little ways down the counter, and (I thought) wasn't really paying attention, but when he said that as I was walking out the door, it made my day a little bit. I answered with "thanks man, see you later," because I am a regular there, and I'm sure I'll see him later. That's what cool people do, they call each other "man" and say stuff like "have a good one" or "see you later."