Last year a friend of mine gave me a Sanity voucher which was set to expire in a couple of days. I had used it to purchase a DVD, but still had about $15 left on it.
So... not one to waste, I decided to use the remainder of it.
It was when I was walking my way to the Garden City Sanity store that I saw my ex-girlfriend's best friend coming the other way.
When I saw her it quickly dawned on me that she had once worked at the Sanity store in Garden City... but I thought she had given up that job ages ago?? Obviously not.
I braved a smile and as she approached she glanced up, saw me, quickly looked back down at her bag, but in that split second glance up she registered who I was and looked back up at me.
"Hello," I said as the travellators pulled us closer.
"Hi," she smiled.
And then that awkward silence fell.
Gee I wish travellators would move faster, I thought.
"Finished work?" I asked as we got to within touching distance.
"Yeah," she answered.
"I'm just on my way there," I said.
By now we had crossed.
Come on, come on, can't this thing speed up.
Oh crap, what if she thinks I was going there to see her!
"I was given a gift voucher last year and it's nearly expired," I said.
Now I felt like a twit.
But I didn't care, we were now at the end of our travellators and we both said a quick goodbye.
I don't know why but after that ordeal I felt like I needed a shower.