The whole time a was reading this article, I’m thinking, “That’s so me. I would do that!” And it’s true. I would randomly stop on a sidewalk on my way home from school in the middle of winter and remove my backpack and coat just so that I could fix my sweater that had gotten a little bit twisted. And I would, when I see people in my path ahead, think, “Oh shoot. I have to walk by them? I hope they don’t say anything to me.” And I would also fall on the ice, feel like an idiot, pick myself up, and try to pretend it didn’t happen. That’s what she did. That’s what I’d do.
November 18, 2008