i was walking down the sidewalk when i noticed a guy approaching along the same path i was. i shifted to the right to avoid running into him at the same time he shifted to the left.
we were still on a direct course for collision.
we both shifted the opposite way.
the space between us was narrowing.
i paused, made eye contact, and let him step in the direction he wanted. we didn’t exchange words, but the combination of my actions spoke volumes and that guy was reading the right one.
oh, the sidewalk tango (come on, we’ve all done it). fortunately this time, it didn’t end up as a sidewalk tangle as we passed by each other without physical harm.
(i can’t say the same for a week ago when i was walking down the hallway with adriana, but that’s another story for another day.)