hippopotamus wrote:I made a friend at a dance class the other day.
It was a great class which had everybody feeling all Disinhibited and loose (for the purposes of dancing). But by the time I was introducing myself to this guy I had forgotten how normal people behave. I'm not the best at small talk at the best of times... but I started rambling about the Very Weirdest things.
See, he has this MASSIVE handlebar moustache. I think it makes him seem really anonymous, and maybe that's why it's easy to let your guard down.
I started talking to him about my research, namely about fat children and whether or not they have fat livers. He was very attentive and being a Scientist himself said he'd be interested to read up on this if I would send him some papers. So we exchanged details. He added me on facebook, but said he doesn't really use facebook, I should use his e-mail instead.
Who uses e-mails anymore?
I don't know how to write e-mails. Something more than a word or sentence at a time? What does a person even say... so it got even weirder from there.
plus, since I had already started out so weird it was hard to change the tone.
until he ends up sending a pretty normal but then attaches a hyperlink to a google images image of a skeleton bird in a cage.
I don't know whether I should acknowledge this... or what to say.
So I wrote back and attached an MRI of my liver.
I don't think this is the start of a beautiful friendship. I think technology has distorted all human relations and this is what we're left with.
In a post chat, post e-moji world. We're left with bird skeleton in a cage and Liver MRIs.
Sounds like kismet.