December 22, 2006

What are you thinking?

Do you ever wish you could reach into someone's brain and get a good glimpse of what they are thinking? I'm sure when we have arguments with significant others, relatives or friends (perhaps even co-workers) we'd like to read those minds. Come up with what the real problem was, or how to win the argument. Whatever it is.

Me, I'd like to read other people's minds at other times. I'd like to know why someone in the checkout line is frowning. Or why the guy in the car next to me has this cheesy grin that he can't seem to wipe of his face. Sure, I can make up a good story, but seriously. Is that girl in the check out line worried about whether she can pay for an abortion? Or is she wondering if she can convince her sister to take care of their mother for the 8 years 'til she can go into the nursing home? Or is it just that she ate the entire carton of Häagen-Dazs last night. Again. Damn them for the goodest ice cream evers.

Of course we all like to people watch. New technology even allows us to do it from the privacy of your own home. Flickr is a great example. We might not be able to read thoughts, but you can flip through photo archives on just about any topic you could imagine. You can visit people you don't even know. Attend parties and chuckle over the antics. I'm rambling... out.


At 11:15 AM, Blogger Buffalo said...

And in that back story you find life.


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