here’s why i’m talking with strangers.
adriana and i were out grabbing a drink after a hectic work day. we’d ordered and received our drinks and were going to order an appetizer, but not yet. we needed more time to enjoy said beverages.
bartender: you doing okay?
adriana: *hands him the menus.*
i turn to adriana and she to me: wait, what did he say?
me: i thought he asked if we were okay.
adriana: oh, i thought he said are you going to order. but then you said yes and i was thinking, wait, we need more time.
me: why’d you hand him the menus then?
adriana: i was confused. you seemed so sure in your answer, but then he walked away.
it’s interesting the way bar noise and your own expectations can change the sound of the words hitting your ears.