Thursday, April 3, 2008

A Brief but Embarrassing Moment in Time

So I'm walking down the street in the Village headed for my car when behind me I hear a call: "Hannah!" says a voice. I turn around to see a girl about my age staring at me about three shops down. I freeze. I have no idea who she is. Did we know each other in high school? I am always amazed at the number of people who remember me from high school. I only remember like twelve people, and lest you think thats because I was school-jerk, let me assure you that I was merely EXTREMELY shy. Mumbled answers kinda shy. Hide in the library shy. Hair in my face shy. Elaborate one woman show for English class final shy. (That might seem like an sort of attention seeking thing to do but I assure you it was after remaining entirely tight lipped the entire semester, even refusing to read aloud my essay which by the way was a REQUIREMENT, choosing instead to take a C on that project. But it was literally a week before my surgery and I knew I wouldn't be seeing any of those kids for awhile so I threw on a costume, brought some hats and a prerecorded tape and blew the minds of Ms. Bobo's Comp 2 class! And then disappeared for six months. The perfect plan!) Anyhoo, what were we talking about? Oh yeah, so this chick is looking at me and I'm looking at her trying to think of anything that might spark some recognition and she repeats: "Hannah!" now starting to look a little offended. So I smiled really big and we started walking towards each other. When we were about ten feet apart I took a deep breath and said brightly, "Hiiiiiii..."
"Hannah!" she barked at the same moment sort of giving me an odd look out of the side of her eyes.
"I'm coming!" snapped a voice behind me.
"iiii!"
Mortified I meet the strange girl's eyes. She raises an eyebrow. Otherhannah passes me. I veer left into a shop and pretend I was talking to...um, the doorway? I don't know, internet. I just don't know.

8 comments:

Ms. Liz said...

Oh man! I love this and if anyone can handle it it would be you. Thats happened to me more than once too. And doors need attention and love to. Good for you -

allisonlaurel said...

That's hilarious!!!! You kill me. I can never picture you shy, though. That's not the Hannah I remember from family reunions!

Liz W. said...

I've done a similar thing. And it was embarrassing...

Rachel said...

This happens a lot to me, especially now that Rachel seems to be a slightly more popular name for kids these days. I just wish that the person calling my name would laugh at it instead of looking at me weird when I awkwardly smile at them.

The Cahoons! said...

Classic! I've started to not listen to the millions of Ashley's being called. There are just so many of them!

Lacie said...

HA-larious!!! Good times in the life of Hannah! meanwhile where have I been?!?!? all this time you've had fantastically hilarious blogs to read and I'm still fumbling around wondering if my pregnancy boobs are in fact growing or shrinking,(Lame) when I could have been otherwise engaged in your sweet blog. (note to self to read more frequently!) Blog more often so I can get my mind of my boobs! (ps pathetically I cant remember my own blog address and password so I just had to leave my name... yeah I'm that stupid)

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Empress of Venus said...

LOL!!! Awesome. Who would have thought. You should have denounced the imposter Hannah and let that poor girl meet The Real One.