Thursday, June 11, 2009

TBWCYL Day 162 - Look into my eyes

I see you. I am looking at you right now and you can't turn away. You are mesmerized by my gaze. Ooooohhh!!!

Today's task was to make prolonged eye contact with everyone I met. I tried to remember this throughout the day but I must say that I didn't do as well as I could have on this. Last night we had tornado watches going for a while and massive rain, thunder and lightning going all night. We actually got worried enough to go sit in the closet for a while early last night as tornado sirens went off and our lights kept flickering.

This morning it was still raining heavily and we had an appointment with a vet for the dogs to begin their process of getting ready to move overseas. This was the worst day to have it though because after fighting traffic for an hour, we arrived at the vet and the power immediately shut off. We completed our appointment and Duncan and Hazel have EU approved identity chips in their backs now but I was sidetracked by the weather and forgot to stare down our vet. I did keep eye contact with her quite a bit though.

The main instances where I forcibly did this were this evening. I went to grab some milk and bread and I think I made the check out guy uncomfortable. As I was walking through the store I tried to make eye contact with other shoppers but it is amazing how quickly people will look at you and then immediately look away. I guess we see so many people on a daily basis that we just disregard them.

I did have a positive side effect from this. I went to Bahama Bucks to get Diana and I snow cones so as I went through the drive thru, I made sure to lock eyes with the 16 year old girl that took my money. I assume that was how old she was because she still had braces and seemed very young, though anymore I can't tell.

I had a free cone so I was only paying for one but after looking at me she gave me two punches towards my next free snow cone. Then she handed me the first cone and after flirtatiously giggling over forgetting the flavor I had, she went back in and I saw her talk to a girl and they both looked at me. She came back with the second cone and we locked eyes again. When I got home I realized she upsized Diana's cone for free. Oh yeah!!! I still got it.

I know I didn't do this enough but it did make me realize how difficult it can be to maintain eye contact with people. As I looked at the grocery clerk he instinctively turned his eyes away from me before I had a chance to lock eyes with him. This happened at other places too as I tried to lock on to people.

Oh well. I guess now that everyone who reads this has been hypnotized by my eyes picture I got some extra points.

That is all,


3 Ripples in the pond:

Addy's Daddy said...

I found it really hard to read that post. I kept being drawn to those creepy eyes staring at me. I felt like I was in an episode of Scooby Doo...

Trinity said...

Ruh Roh!!

Girl Interrupted said...

You have the kind of eyes a homicidal maniac would be proud of