Living in a small town affords many awkward moments. You just get used to them. They’re inevitable. Especially if you have lived there over 5 years. I have lived in Asheville for 14 years. That makes for many awkward moments. You get to know and like, dislike, and/or alienate many people during that time. Today was an awkward moment day.
I’ve been up MANY hours working on homework and I needed my prescriptions. I’m in my pajamas and decided to go to the pharmacy anyway. They have a drive-thru so I figured it would be no big deal. Well, it was. I pull up and just give them my name and card and expect to be handed my meds and then I would drive home. No. I couldn’t get off the hook quite so easily. At the window is an ex’s sister. I just thought, “Oh dear Lord! Why today?” He and I aren’t enemies but it is still awkward. I really don’t want his sister knowing my business, my prescriptions, etc. Ya know? So here’s how it went down.
Girl at Window: “Hey! Don’t you remember me?!”
Me: “Of course I do! How are you?”
Girl at Window: “I’m good! How are you?”
Me (praying this idle chit-chat would end soon): “Great! Been up all night writing a paper for school.”
Girl at Window: “Awww…You must be so tired. I just started working here a couple of months! It’s so great to see you. Have you talked to So-And-So?”
Me: “Yeah. I talked to him a few weeks ago. Well, it was great to see you, but I have to finish that paper and get some rest. I’ll see ya later!”
I drove home and immediately took something to help me go to sleep. I’m waiting on it to kick in now. I’m still shaking my head. Another awkward Amy moment.