So it should come as no surprise that I have started waving to people I do not know.
This morning, I was walking out of Starbucks and noticed a middle-aged businessman staring at me. He was smiling and holding a bag of groceries. The way he was looking at me was like, “Hey, you are good friends with my wife! From carpool! Are you going to completely ignore me now?” So I did what I always do in a situation where I think I know one thing and am totally wrong: I waved, said hello, then offered him a sip of my coffee.
Upon opening my mouth, I could see that he was not looking at me after all, but actually at the sign behind me (“Try our new cinnamon latte!”). I ducked my head down and pretended that I was not talking to him either, but instead to the person behind him (a homeless man with no teeth).
Since homeless people with no teeth are usually crazy, my new best friend was more than happy to have a sip of my coffee as well as the rest of my bagel.