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The Life and Times of Donald F. Simmons


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Crossings

Have you ever run into someone you haven't seen in a while in the middle of a crosswalk while heading in opposite directions? I happened to me last week.

When you run into someone on the street you can stop and chat for a bit, but this is inadvisable on a crosswalk. Momentum drives you both forward, scampering back seems undignified, and before you can sort it all out the moment has passed and you're both on your way again. Oh well, maybe next time.

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heh heh you have to perfect the art of the cheerfull, smiley "hey, how are ya?" whilst keeping up your speed. That way you avoid the weird, uncomfortable "so what's new?" followed by "how ya been?"....

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