September 14, 2004

Get used to it.

I was coming out of the Barnes and Noble earlier today.

You've seen these doorways where there is an inner door and an outer door, separated by about eight feet. As I was passing through the inner door, a woman was coming in through the outer door.

I paused, holding open the inner door, and I smiled at this attractive twenty-something woman. At the same time, she paused, holding her door, and smiled at me, the guy who, she probably thought, looks like her father.

After an awkward moment it was clear the "being nice to the old guy" prevailed over "being nice to the pretty girl". I let go of my door and let her hold the outer for me.

Getting old sucks.

Posted by jackhodgson at September 14, 2004 04:18 PM