Let’s not make eye contact

I have this horrible habit of making eye contact with people on the street.
You may be thinking “But Kayla, why is that a bad thing?” and my response to you would be that people are creepy.

I don’t know if it’s because I’m from the middle of nowhere where everyone knows you (and your parents and your siblings and your teacher and boss at work) so saying hello and smiling to greet them in the street was almost expected, or that it’s because when I simply look at someone it seems like an invite to interaction- but I think I get into more conversations with the elderly, homeless and “hey baby” proposition-y men than most people I know.

The last two days during my brief walks down my street to my house, I have received a “How you doing baby?” and random gibberish from another dude due to my glance. I need to learn the city dweller brief glance. I linger on the eye balls too much. But I’m nosey and I like lookin’ around … just… I don’t know. I don’t think I’ve honed my city skills enough just yet. In particular there’s this guy outside of the Eaton’s Center who if you take notice of him will frighten you to death with his proclamations about our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. (He’s got me twice now- I assume he thinks that he’s makin’ a difference as both times I managed to yell out my own “JESUS CHRIST!” at his outburst.)

In other news, I realized this morning that when I drink French Vanillas (French Vanilles as I call them) from Tim Horton’s I get really anxious. This is probably not a good thing- but they’re so delicious.

K

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2 Responses to “Let’s not make eye contact”

  1. Markus Says:

    geez, stop staring at people’s balls (of eyes) …. price is right “you lose” music – ok not funny, dont be mean.

    making eye contact is a good thing, people want to make eye contact so why fight it so much? because in toronto, it is not socially acceptable to take an interest in anyone else around you. its very dehumanizing.

    small towns are different, as you know.

    ps. blahh…..

  2. Kayla Hillier Says:

    hahaha- now thanks to you I have the price is right music in my head.

    THANKS SHANTZ. THANKS.

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