I’ve been struggling with things to write about for weeks, but this morning the floodgates opened.
So this morning I came in and sat down in my Corporate Writing and Editing lecture. About 5 minutes afterwards this girl comes in and sits down a row in front of me. A couple of minutes after that she gets up and turns around.
“It was you.”
“Huh?” I said.
“It was you last week that was coughing all lecture.”
“Um, sorry about that…I was sick.” A hint of sarcasm.
She reaches into her pocket and pulls out a packet of butter menthols and passes them to me.
Perplexed, I laughed and said, “No i’m okay now thanks.”
Rather abrasively she says, “No, i bought these especially for you.”
I take them from her, awkwardly. Then she proceeds to pull out a packet of tissues. And a bottle of water.
She leaves them on my table and goes to sit back down.
“I’m sorry for my random act of, getting sick.” Medium sarcasm.
“Well, i just did it so that we could all have a pleasant lecture.”
“Well, i’m sorry if i offended you. You know it was actually intentional. I went to the Ekka and made out with a lot of sick people. But i didn’t expect to get sick.” Sarcasm in overdrive.
Even our lecturer, Glen Thomas, entered the conversation.“You didn’t make out with any sick pigs did you?”
Beside me, Ethan was beside himself. lol, epic win.
Obviously i told everyone I knew about this bizarre occurrence. Man we had a field day; laughed till the cows came home. And then some.
A few questions, however, still plague me;
1. Did she rehearse what she was going to say?
The general consensus amongst my friends was yes. And i have to agree; one does not rationally spend five dollars on a stranger and then not plan what they are going to say. But then again, one does not rationally confront someone about the involuntary act of coughing whilst sick. Which leads me to the next question.
2. Is it the same as walking up to an Asian person and saying, how dare you be Asian?
My friends insist that i shouldn’t compare being sick to being Asian -and they make a good point – however, my intentions are good. It’s the same principle; being berated for something which you have no control over. Some would argue that i could control whether I went to the lecture or not, but I would call them useless fuckwits, and then proceed to berate them about being so stupid.
3. How much does she fucking love Corporate Writing and Editing?
Okay so let me just say that this 2 hour lecture entails Grammar, Punctuation, How to write reports and so on. I would perhaps understand if it was a god damn film subject and Quentin Tarantino was giving a guest lecture, but it’s fucking Corporate Writing motherfucker, get the fuck over it!
4. Does she now feel like the biggest douche ever/is she mentally retarded?
Now i’m well aware that sometimes confrontation needs to occur, and when I am the instigator I often feel guilty, whether I believe what i’ve said is true or not. But in this case, I really do wonder how you could not feel like the biggest douche bag ever, unless you were actually retarded in some way.