Ever do one of those things where someone will begin to tell a story about a person, then interrupt and ask if you know said person before continuing their tale, and then you nod your head and say “Yeah, yeah!” when you don’t know anything, just so they can continue their story? Come on, you know you have. It seems like a universal idea that everyone must know everyone, obviously, or else a story about that person’s exploits can not be told.
Come on, you can tell me I’m right, that everyone at least once has had the wonderful occasion of being asked if they know someone before hearing a tale about that person. If you have never lied and said you don’t know, tell me, and I’ll draw a picture to commend you sir or madame. But for the rest of us lying little sons and daughters of female dogs, why do we do it? I’m just curious, because do we really want to know about how “Insert name here” totally faced off against that lion with his bare hands and or survived a plane exploding on a mountain by using their magical powers to create a shield and save everyone? Okay, I exaggerate.
But seriously, do you even care? Or are you trying to be polite to the person who you DO know? Or maybe you’re actually thinking of how to rig your school’s lottery (heheheheheh…) and you don’t want to actually talk, so you say you know the person to make sure your conversation partner does all the talking while you formulate your evil plan.
And what does your partner usually do if, by the off chance you don’t actually care to lie, you say you don’t know them? I personally love the awkward silence that takes over followed by a clearing of the throat and changing of the subject. It’s funny. But still, it leaves me wanting to know what “Insert Proper noun here” did that was sooo worthy of prime-time gossip. I must know or else I explode, and spontaneous explosion is something I kinda don’t want to do :(
Well, whatever the situation is and how you handle it, I want to know, simply because these situations need to be avoided without me having to memorize the entire damn yearbook. Speaking of difficult situations, a friend of mine was trapped in the Amazon rain forest and had to-wait, you know Don X. Ist right?