Me: These socks are so bright they look like they’re glowing… in the light!
Karen: What did you say?
Karen: You were saying something.
Me: Oh, nothing. I was talking to myself.
Karen: Then why were you looking at me the whole time?
*pause for a moment of reflection*
Me: So that it wouldn’t look like I was talking to myself.
Karen: You need friends. Go find some.
I never realized I did that – look at other people when I talk to myself or I guess even just talk to myself when there are other people around – until now.
And for the record, I have friends and no, not the imaginary kind. I just also happen to enjoy living in my little bubble of solitary confinement for the time being.