I wanted to take a quick break in bagel stories to reflect upon some of my best Bagel interactions. Like snowflakes, each one is unique and holds significant value. So, welcome to what I like to call the Island of Lost Bagels. The place where communication fails with Bagels who never really could grow up.
The Unemployed Bagel
Bagel: Hey! Nice to meet you. Would love to take you to coffee round 3 today.
Me: Oh…I’m at work at 3 PM today. It’s a Monday!
B: How about tomorrow round 2? Or Thursday round 4?
M: Still at work…
The Negligible Bagel
Bagel: Let’s go try a ballroom class!
Me: Sounds great – let me know when you’re free
B: Ballroom dance West LA is only open on Tuesdays..
M: Guess we’ll have to find a Tuesday then!
B: You aren’t very proactive about this scheduling thing are you
This is comical if you know how much of a scheduling tyrant I am.
Unresponsive Bagels (Case Studies 1-3)
Bagel 1: Are you into sports? Football playoffs today :) !
Me: I’m actually watching the playoffs now! Go Niners! What sports do you like to watch?
Guess you don’t like the 49ers.
Bagel 2: I have to say, I rely on other people to get me to try new things. I find what works and stick with it, so having adventurous friends is a plus!
Me: Really? I love trying new food. I’m pretty lucky in that most of my friends like to also, so we’re always down to try new places. What’s one of your favorite go-to meals?
So..you don’t like to eat?
Bagel 3: Sorry for the late response! Long day in the lab and I just dropped a friend off at LAX. How was your New Years?
Me: No worries! It was good – pretty chill. Laid low for the night with some friends. What did you do?
Your New Years was that crazy, huh?
The Raver Bagel
Bagel: I’m going to White Wonderland for New Years!
Me: Oh man…did you find white pants?
B: Haha I had them from last year! Do you like raves?
M: No, not really my thing, but a lot of my friends are going to be at White Wonderland this year.
B: Wait..so do you not like drinking? Or dancing? Or having fun?!
I missed the memo that said people only have fun when they’re at raves. Sorry.
The Existential Bagel
Bagel: You just met this bagel. Hi.
Me: Thank you for identifying yourself as the bagel of the day.
B: I’m the coffee. You’re the bagel.
M: I think we’re both bagels. Does that mean we’re both coffees?
Hope you enjoyed reading these as much as I didn’t enjoy realizing that this was now my life.
If you enjoyed this post, perhaps you’ll want to read When You’re on a Date…Squirrel
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