I spotted an old friend of mine in the crowd and waved to him.
“Hi! Going home also, huh?” He nodded. “Yeah, me too. So, what have you been up to these past 10 years? Are you still with Molly?”
“Married.” He showed me his ring. “7 years this year. You? Still with Mary?”
“Married too.” I smiled and showed him my ring. “Still working at the power plant?” It was one of those awkward moments when you met randomly and didn’t know what to say.
“Same power plant, but different position. I got promoted to a supervisor last year. The salary is great but it’s mentally exhausting. I usually come home and just fall asleep. You? Still at that pharmaceuticals company?”
“No, switched jobs just last year. I mean, it’s still pharmacy, but a different company. I’m in charge of a laboratory now, so I know what you mean by pressure.” I couldn’t let him feel like he was having it better than me.
We both forced a smile and just stared at each other quietly, not knowing what more to say.
“We should totally catch coffee sometime soon.” I managed to say at last.
“Yeah. We should.”
Awkward silence ensued again.
“You got time right now or are you in a hurry?”
“No, I think we’re fine. My wife will love it too.”
“See you on the other side then?”
“Yeah! See you!”
We waved to each other and went back to our cars to drive on to the ferry. We were both on our way home from vacation on an island.
"See you on the other side"
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