on the bus tonight, a woman talking loudly on her cell right next to me. she said to whoever she was talking to, “What’s wrong with you? I don’t know what you’re talking about. I ask you a simple Yes or No question. And you text me these paragraphs. You’re so stupid!”
And then I realized that indirectly she was actually talking to me. I am the one who cannot answer simple Yes or No questions. I am the one who sends paragraph-long text messages. I am the one who does not feel very smart. At least at that moment.
I’m not quite sure why she could not tell me directly