before you ask, "wtf?"

I view makeup from the perspective of a painter. Whether a look is practical or not does not matter to me. What does matter is the skill or technique you learn from creating a look. I am not a professional, a guru, or whatever else. I am simply an art student exploring the world of makeup.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

That One Socially Awkward Guy

I was going to do a blog post about bridal makeup, but why on earth would I do that? I have like zero experience doing bridal work so... I'm gonna put if off until after the wedding on saturday.

In the meantime... I will share with you a story. A story about a man. A man, who has no social skills.

He is that one guy absolutely everybody knows, because should you make eye contact with him he will rise from wherever he is seated and go talk at you. Ask any female (or male for that matter) on my campus and they will tell you, " THAT guy?? Oh he is such a creeper! I tried to avoid him the other day but we made eye contact and it was all downhill from there." I first met him last summer, because he lived in the apartment next to mine. It was tragic, because he would catch me on my way in or out every single day. If he so much as heard my door squeak open, he was ON that shit. He wouldn't have anything to talk about, really, just an awkward, "What are you doing? What's that? Who's that? Where are you going?" that would last for an agonizing 15 minutes.

His (power) walk resembles the gate of a duck, with it's head bobbing forward and back, the rest of it's body struggling to keep up. Fortunately this means you can hear him coming. Just the other day I was walking to class in the morning, enjoying the quiet, when I heard a rush of inconsistent footsteps coming up behind me. I knew it was him before he opened his mouth, which he did, to ask me what I was doing.
Thank goodness he was late for class (so was I at this point) and sped off in a hurry ahead of me.

The lesson I've learned from this guy is this. If you are going to be social and talk to strangers, at the very least have something to say. Also, it's always safe to assume that silence means GTFO.

A friend of mine today said that college life is the feeling of making a couple of friends, while also being stuck in a crowd of strangers. I have to agree with him.