Since I’m spending my spring break in San Diego (I have to teach and tutor at the high school), I thought I will kill some time by going to Starbucks and catching up on work.
I snagged a table and dove into this dumb teaching log I have to fill out.
So I am just sitting there, headphones in, and about an hour into working, I look over and the guy next to me is saying something to me.
I remove my headphones and here’s what goes down:
Guy: What are you studying?
Me: I’m not studying, I’m entering data for this teacher log thing.
Guy: You’re a teacher?
Me: Well, no. I’m a student teacher…
Guy: That’s cool…that’s unusual.
Me: Ya. (Teaching is unusual?)
Me: What are you studying? (Why did I reciprocate this question?)
Guy: Bio..I’m in med school. I want to be a doctor and actually help people.
Me: Oh, okay. (First of all, rude.)
Fifteen minutes later…
Guy: What ethnicity are you?
Me: Um..English…like from England.
Guy: Just wondering.
Twenty minutes later…
Guy: This is going to be an awkward question, but what religion are you?
Guy: You don’t wanna know. Sorry for the awkward question.
Me: No problem…happens every day (no it doesn’t…)
Guy: Sorry, it’s just the first question I ask when I want to date a girl, since I’m Jewish.
Me: Ohh, got it. (Ya, right after you ethnically profile her.)
Guy: Do you have a boyfriend?
Guy: Of course. That should probably be the first question I ask.
Me: Ya, probably…
And this guy got into med school…he’s going to be somebody’s doctor.
Just think about it.
Speaking of awkward…