Two weeks ago I was studying for an exam at college in the library when this nice petite blonde Irish girl came to sit at the table with me.
She asked me if I was reserving the table for anybody and I said no.
For the first thirty minutes there was a sort of awkward silence with her typing on her computer and me typing away on mine.
I then decided to break the ice and asked her what she was going to school for, she said that she was going to school learning to be a Chinese Mandarin language teacher. I naturally tried to brag about my interest in foreign linguistics and she asked me how old I was. I said that I was thirty three and she replied how I look much younger than my actual age which I get frequently from people everywhere which is a nice ego booster for me.
She asked me how old I thought she was and I guessed eighteen only being off by about a year as in reality she was nineteen.
She then asked me if I was involved in any college clubs or activities, I of course said no because I don’t have any time for that where even if I did I wouldn’t be interested in them anyways. She then asked me what I like doing for fun and I replied that I like reading various forms of different philosophies where I even joked about being a philosophical neckbeard for fun. It was at that moment she left the table after an awkward silence and she turned around looking at me before walking away saying that perhaps she’ll see me around campus later on.
The moment she walked away from the library table I knew in the back of my mind that we would never speak to each other again and that her last parting words to me were absolutely meaningless, why even bother in saying them at all? Afterwards I just grinned and went back to my studying.