We’re not tuned to the same frequency

She was tapping away on the counter as I dealt with another customer. She had started doing this since she arrived. My irritation was gradually building while she tapped away.
I finished with the customer and turned to her.

Me: “How can I help?”

Taps: “I’m looking for a book.”

Me: “OK, what’s the book?”

Taps: “I don’t know. It was mentioned on the radio today.”

Me: ” I need more than that to work with.”

Taps: “The radio, like! Do you not listen to it?”

Me: “Lots of things are mentioned on the radio. I don’t know about every book that gets mentioned.”

Taps: “That’s a shame.”

Me: “So is you not knowing about the book you’re looking for.”

Taps takes her leave.

Christ on bike! That was like getting orange juice from a potato. # BaldManProblems


Conversation without caffeine

Things not to say when talking to one of your lecturers and they mention their child-folk: “Oh, you have kids? I didn’t think lecturers had kids because of their hectic lifestyle.”

Not my proudest moment.

This is a perfect example of why I should have coffee before I have any conversation # BaldManProblems

Get your finger away from there!

I was situated at the back of bus as I went into college. A young man with a paper sat down beside me a few stops in. He was reading away and I was lost in my own world listening to music. Unbeknownst to me I stared stroking the paper with my index finger. I only realised I was at this when he ruffled his paper and cleared his vocal tract and I was forced to break away from my world, look down, and notice the ink smudge on the tip of my finger. # BaldManTravelProblems