Tuesday, September 11, 2007

So.... Here I Was Minding My Own Business!

So… Here I was minding my own business when all of a sudden… Wham!!! Wrong place at the wrong time… My life’s story! And yet, though this was most certainly an accident, it was not a car accident… It was an accident of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

So… As I previously mentioned, I was minding my own business when all of a sudden, while running down one of my favorite trails, I came across something I wished I hadn’t seen…. Now, usually when I run, I zone out. There are two types of runners… Associative and dissociative runners. The associative ones are ones who concentrate on there stride, breathing, surroundings etc. The dissociative ones, such as myself, zone out and think of anything else but what they are doing. In times like these, I can run an entire 10 miles without evening realizing or taking note of where I am, whether I am tired, thirsty or even dying!

So… As I previously mentioned, I was minding my own business when all of a sudden, while running down one of my favorite trails, I came across something I wish I hadn’t seen… Two of my friends! One of my pet peeves is that, no matter where I go, I always run across people who I know. What can’t there be just one time I can go somewhere without being seen? I go to the mall… I see a friend of my parents. I go to a basketball game… I see a former co-worker of mine. I go to the theatre in another city… I see someone from my neighborhood. I can’t win! Sometimes I just want to be invisible.

So… As I previously mentioned, I was minding my own business when all of a sudden, while running down one of my favorite trails, I came across something I wish I hadn’t seen… Two of my friends and they were kissing! Actually a little bit more friendlier than that! To say the least, they were quite embarrassed! Now, the way I look at it, if you are going to carry on like that, just make sure that you are in a place where you will not be seen. Now, I know that some might have no problem showing affection in front of others regardless of the consequences, but just make sure you are prepared for the unexpected such as me going out for a run!

So… As I previously mentioned, I was minding my own business when all of a sudden, while running down one of my favorite trails, I came across something I wish I hadn’t seen… Two of my friends and they were kissing! Actually a little bit more friendlier than that! Now, when they saw me, they froze at my sight with their eyes wide open and jaws dropped to their chest as they watched me, trying to wash the look of utter surprise from my face, slow down to a crawl. All I could say to them was “Hey! How’s it going?” Instead of continuing on my run, I just had to ask them as to the welfare of each of their spouses! I sometimes just can't leave well enough alone! I know... I should have just kept running!

I have not seen them since that day and I seriously doubt that I will be seeing them on that trail ever again! Needless to say, that I have now become even more of a dissociative runner!

11 comments:

Janice Thomson said...

Perfect Dave! You got your point across in the best of ways without saying a single bad word. That's 2 people less you'll see on your runs now... :)

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

I knew what was coming but still, you tell it so well that it was a joy to read. And yes, I think you handled the situation very well. Haha.

Monika said...

Thanks, Dave, you made me laugh! ;o)

Jazz said...

You realize, of course that now they're wondering whether you will spill the beans...

Margaret said...

Wow, talk about awkward. You handled it well.

Portia said...

oh man. weird huh?
i am from a small town and suffer the same effect of seeing people i know EVERYWHERE i go...i feel like i drive around with a perma-wave sometimes.
those two should be prepared for such a sighting. they were, after all, in public:)

HeiressChild said...

wow, talk about indiscretion! now that was funny and sad at the same time. i didn't know where you were going with it. i wonder what they'll do now.

i can be in a stadium with 50,000 and never see anyone i know.

Cheryl said...

Great story, but true? You really stopped? You are one gutsy guy. They won't forget you!

Dave said...

Hi Janice!

You are right about that! Who knows where else they will be hiding out now! LOL

Hi LGS! You know me too well with my stories. LOL I can only hope that the couple doesn't run across this story!!!

Hi Monika!

Glad I could make you laugh! :-)

Hey Jazz They have nothing to worry about... Other than people from all over the world who read this blog... Other than that, their secret is safe with me. Fortunately, nobody I personaly and physically know read my blog.

Hi Margaret

Awkward "No"... Fun... "Yes!" ... For me at least! :-)

Portia, I know exactly what you mean! Perma wave! At first I thought you were speaking about a perma wave in your hair ... Until I read your comment again... too funny! :-)

Hi Heiresschild!

I know what you mean about the 50,000 stadium! I once ran across an old friend of mine who I hadn't seen for 10 years at a Toronto Raptors NBA basketball game at the Air Canada Centre!

Yah Cheryl, I stopped all right! :-) Guts had nothing to do about it... Just a sheer morbid curiosity! :-)

Becky Wolfe said...

ACK - definitely something you wished you hadn't seen! How awful! Somewhat funny but mostly sad - glad you said what you said! *grin*

Proxima Blue said...

Quoteth Bart Simpson, "Aye Crumba!" :)

-P