...and sometimes I really really wish I would have said things to people...
A time I did not say a thing to a person
I was at the coffee shop getting myself a soy white peppermint mocha with whipped cream and Tad an iced coffee with a shot of real caramel in it... Anyway, the guy at the counter was squinting because the sun was shining directly into his eyes and I was like "Oh my GOSH! You have to work with the sun shining right in your FACE!!" And he was like "Yeah, it's terrible!" and I was like "WOW, that SUCKS!!!" Then I noticed this guy sitting up at the counter and I recognized him as this dude who used to work with Tad at Discovery World and who was a magician. Well, I think he was a magician. I remember he did card tricks but mostly I remember him from hanging around the night Tad and I first kissed. I remember because by the point in the night that everyone was going home or to bed and Tad and I (who had not yet kissed) and this magician guy were still up, I REALLY wanted the magician guy to leave already so whatever was going to happen between Tad and I could happen! Anyway there he was at the counter and I wanted to go up to him and say "Are you a MAGICIAN????" But I didn't. Because I thought that it might not be him and I didn't want him to feel weird. But once I got in the car, I deeply regretted it. I wanted Tad to turn around but we were already late for a bowling party. I still regret not asking it. Either way it would have blown his mind. If he wasn't the guy, he would have just been shocked at being asked such a thing. If he WAS the guy, well, he wouldn't have been able to believe I just asked him that! It would have been amazing.
Lesson learned: Say things to people when you want to say things.
A time I DID say a thing to a person
Today I was walking out of a restaurant after having had lunch with my parents and my niece. I saw this guy walking away from his car, towards the restaurant. He clicked his car locking alarm clicker thingie and it beeped. But he did it so you couldn't even see he was doing it. He didn't point the device at his car or anything; it could have been in his pocket or up his sleeve for all I knew but I found it to be sort of magical and cool so I said, loudly and enthusiastically, "Wow! That was so nonchalant!" And he sort of furrowed his brow in confusion and so I said "With the clicker! I couldn't even tell you pressed the button! Nonchalant! And then he laughed really hard and kept on walking.
So whatever. He might think I'm completely strange but I gave him a good laugh.
And that's why I should say things to people when I think of things to say to people.