Monday, July 31, 2006

I wear my sunglasses at night...

I really dislike talking to people with sunglasses on that are so reflective or dark that I can't see their eyes.

I adored my fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Halpin. While everyone else was whooping and running out of the building on the last day of school I cried because I would miss her so much. One of the most important things she taught me, besides multiplication tables, was to always look a person in the eye when you're talking to them. So when a person, for all intents and purposes, doesn't have eyes, it is very disconcerting. I can't focus. It's like having a phone conversation only with a phone conversation no one cares that you're looking here and there. Since in a sunglasses conversation the person is right there in front of you you can't let your eyes wander. But there is also nothing else to rest on. And so my concentration is on trying not to not look in their "eyes" instead of on the conversation. And it stresses me out.

Maybe I should just invest in a pair myself. Then I can look around with wild abandon and they'll never be the wiser.

1 comment:

NinjaMama said...

I so agree with you on this!!

I actually feel like it is a sign of disrespect to me especially if we aren't standing in bright sun on the beach or something.

My husband has a friend who does this and it drives me crazy!!