Sunday, August 5, 2012

Barrage of Questions

People often come up to me and ask how I’m doing or what my opinion is on a given issue.  Sometimes they’re just inquiring about my mindset.  “Hey, Der, what’s your deal?” they say.  “What’s your take on life?”  And on and on it goes.  “How do you feel about what’s going on in the world today?”  Occasionally I’ll get something more specific like: “What’s your view of the presidential election?”  But usually it’s the same old: “What makes you tick?”  As you can imagine, I feel both frustrated and vulnerable.  I just look up in exasperation and ward these questioners off: Do you mind?  I didn’t come into this restroom stall to be barraged by questions, you know?  Some privacy would be nice.