I’m attending the Arkansas Department of Education Science of Reading Conference in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Before lunch, I visited a few vendors and lost track of time. I notice that most of the food was gone, so I tried to track down a waiter.
Me: “Excuse me.”
What looks to be a college student turns around.
Me: “Do I just sit down where there’s a plate?”
Waiter: “Yes, or you can bring it to your friends.”
Me: accidentally vocalizing thoughts “I actually don’t have friends.”
Waiter: shifts uncomfortably “Oh I’m sorry.”