Saturday, July 15, 2017
I spent two hours talking with a complete stranger about expensive cameras, how cameras work, drones, drone regulations, drone accidents, snow, why people go to the snow, people who can’t ski but go to the snow anyway, the cost of living in India, the cost of living in Sydney, Westerners’ irrational fear of rice, how half the world perceives vegetarianism as a political statement while the other half simply treats it as a daily option…
His name was Mukesh. I was profoundly uncomfortable the entire time.
In the three minutes that transpired between him leaving and my number being called, I sat here like a potato, the way I’d originally planned all along. Because… you know… introversion.