the annual scholastic book fair was the only reason i didn’t drop out of elementary school
Tonight I made friends with two 15 year old tourist girls on the subway. They complimented my shoes and so I talked to them for the rest of the long ride. They were from Texas and were so thrilled to hear that I was too. “That’s why you’re so nice!”, one said. Hahahahahhahahahahaa. Not sure I’ve ever been called “so nice” in my life. “Were you scared when you moved to New York?”, the other asked. No. I wanted to tell them that Texas is scarier, but I decided not to jade them.
Anyway, they thought everything about my life was super cool, my job, my neighborhood, they wanted every detail. All I could think about was how everyone sitting around us now knew way too much about me and could definitely find me if ever they wanted to kill me or something. Everything I said was 100% the truth…until they asked me where I was headed. I didn’t have the heart to tell them I was going home, at 10pm on a Saturday, and probably continuing my Battlestar Galactica binge. Again, I decided not to jade them.