I went to Starbucks today and saw someone I knew. By saw I mean, when I first saw her I didn't recognize her, then I squinted my eyes and awkwardly tilted my head forward to get a better look. At this time the lady who was sitting at the table with her noticed me staring (and probably thought I was a total weirdo). You would think at this point in time I would say something to the lady, but no. I just looked down and pretended to look at the paint samples in front of me. I'm pretty sure at one point I caught the person I knew (yes it really was her) glance up at me and quickly look back down. This gave me the impression that she wasn't super interested in talking to me, so I just kept my eyes on my paint samples and left about 10 minutes later.
It's so weird. Why was it so awkward? At one point this woman was a very important person in my life. I looked forward to seeing her and talking with her every week. We had even talked about her mentoring me at one time. Now we're avoiding each other at Starbucks.
All I had to do was say "Hi".