I have always found people watching to be fascinating, hence why I’m doing it right now. It’s funny how if you remain quiet people don’t think you exist, or don’t think you can hear anything. You can learn some amazing things that way. Perhaps I should write a book, though some would call that eavesdropping.
At the moment there is a beautiful girl at the table next to me sitting with her best friend. He was here long before she was and until she arrived he was silent. It was more than silence. His energy was like an endothermic reaction. In lay mans terms, his energy was completely internal. She appeared and the air felt different because his energy became external.
She doesn’t know it, and maybe he doesn’t either, but he’s in love with her. It is a difficult thing to explain but if you experience anything like this you will understand. She mentioned she had a date this weekend and low and behold the energy changes again. It’s still external, but now it’s cautious, and a bit sad.
The table directly in front of me has a major exam coming up. This one doesn’t require a person to be so observant. The occupants aren’t eating much and are pouring over books and asking questions of each other as if life hangs in the balance. Typical of college students who are studying.
There is a cute guy sitting to my left who is halfway people watching. He’s not as interested as I am, and he has headphones on, so he is definitely missing out. It’s interesting though. His headphones are plugged into his phone, not his ipod.
Two new guys just sat down and if they knew I could hear them they would panic. Many fraternities don’t allow their members to acknowledge if they are pledges, to the public until they are full brothers. I have already heard that they are initiates. Also, apparently their brothers are pregaming. Not smart for a Wednesday if you ask me.
I wonder what people would say and how they would act if they were aware how easily they could be heard. I hope this doesn’t make me appear strange to you but what is crazy is not trying to hear any of it. I am just sitting and there it is. Perhaps in the future you will take some time to be quiet and see what you discover