Reason why I should never sit alone.
After what I assume were several paces back and forth, whilst I was studying chemistry, some guy decides to sit at my empty table at the back of the library.
Hello! How are you? I always see you around.
Shocked, I looked up from my practice exam. I haven’t really ever seen you around, so idk. I don’t even recognize you. Then again I’m a totally oblivious to people around me. He had to be in one of my classes…maybe chem, bio, physics.
Biology with Knapp.
But I don’t even go to that class. Impossible. Yeah, this guy is pulling my leg. Way to start a conversation right? But um sure, awkwardly laugh and say sorry, because there’s no possible way that I could have ever recognized you.
I’m _____, What’s your name? I don’t remember his name. whoops. But he extended his hand.
Sorry, I don’t shake hands. Religious reasons, as you can see. But I’m Zainab, nice to meet you. Yes, I know Xena. The Princess Warrior. I’m a freshman yes, Biochemistry yes, Med school of course. Hail from DeBakey yo’ land of the smart kids. Yeah, I’ve heard of your high school. Nope, not your middle school. That’s cool, that’s nice. No, I’m not married these rings you saw are just rings, see look at my ring finger, no I don’t have a boyfriend, yes my parents are pretty strict. I don’t believe in dating, and marriage is way out of my mind right now, school comes first. It’s against how I was raised. No, I don’t ever get jealous of people in relationships. I got used to it. I don’t hate how my religion separates men and women, I prefer it, makes everything dramafree. Women have so many rights. Yeah, I’m pretty confident in myself. Oh, you play drums in the band? That’s pretty cool. You’re performing tonight? Awesome. Sophmore? neat. Biology major? Pre-med? awesome.
I always see you around so I decided to talk to you. Can you text?
Why yes, yes I can.
Want my number?
Widened eyes, and a slightly dropped jaw; sorry, I don’t text guys. Obviously. I mean, could he not tell I had all this modesty thing going on?
Oh, that’s okay. I have to go back upstairs now, I left my laptop there. It was nice talking to you! I’ll wave hi from now on.
Sure, thanks, you too.
I don’t know what that was all about, but that has never happened to me before. He’s seen me all over the place? What do you mean bro’? Strange things finals do to people.