44.Back when I had roommates I didn’t know very well, I’d spend all day in my room without meals to avoid awkward pleasantries. Then I’d get really hungry but the prospect of explaining why I’d spent all day in my room kept me inside. Then they’d text me and ask if I was okay, and I’d say, “Yep! Just keeping busy with some projects.” And they’d ask if I’d eaten anything since they hadn’t seen me, and I’d say, “Yep! Trust me, I’d never go without food!” Then I’d wake up at midnight and steal my own food from the fridge.
45. Sometimes I have an easier time interacting with complete strangers since it’s less likely that I’ll ever see them again.
My neighbor had double parked behind me and I needed to get to work. So I ordered an Uber, took it to the train station, rode the train, and took another Uber to my job site (and then did the whole thing in reverse to get home at the end of the day).