20. Being asked “Did you just wake up?”
It was a cold morning, you know, one of those mornings when your blanket reaches the perfect warmth just as your alarm clock decides to ring. It must have taken all of the effort in the world to get me up that day; I only had one lecture at 8:00am. After self-encouragement, turning on the television, putting on my iPod earphones to pump some jumpy music, I finally rolled out of bed. Brushed my teeth, got my cereal and coffee, showered, and then I began feeling mighty fine! I got ready for my class and went out there into the university.
I was early so while I was waiting outside of my building when a friend of mine decided to stop by and sit on the bench with me.
“Good morning, Edwin”, she said while giving me a look that made me feel self-conscious, “did you just wake up?”
No! I had woken up two hours prior! I’m feeling good! What have you done to me?
I responded with a “no, did you?” and she got a bit angry and pulled out a little thing (ladies, help me out here..), a circular thing that opened like an oyster and had a mirror on it and started acting all funny, I could tell she was feeling uncomfortable. If I had known she was going to get all weird about it, I would’ve kept my mouth shut. Oops. I guess it was a little messed up.
I mean, she made her point clear. I could’ve just said many things and gotten the same response:
“NOW I see why girls need makeup.. ”
“Bad hair day?”
“You look like crap today, but how do you feel, friend?”
I’ve been trying to think of how to properly respond to such a question, you know, something else to say besides “No, did you?”.