Yesterday in my English class, our teacher switched our seats around. This meant that we were surrounded by new people. She wanted us to “introduce” ourselves to our new “neighbors” (this is a tenth grade English II Honors class btw). Naturally, I say I’m a car person. And then, that is when it happens: the most annoying question gets asked.
And no, it isn’t what car should I buy? simply because that comes after knowing this person for a relatively (at least in my opinion) short period of time. Not only is this question simply annoying, it is also very difficult. One that whenever I get asked, I cannot simply answer instantly. Instead, I usually start off with, “Well you see, it’s difficult to answer….” And this is usually the turning point of the conversation. If the person pesters you a little more, by saying things like, “Oh come on! Really!” then they are genuinely interested. If the response is along the lines of, “Oh, okay.” It means that you fucked up and lost that person as a good neighbor.