|'This won't hurt...'|
I was on my own and I didn't know anyone other than my host, but was happy enough dropping in and out of conversations, and generally milling - that is, until I saw a face I recognised. He wasn't a friend, nor even an enemy. Worse, it was my GP. What to do? This is a man who has seen me through two pregnancies and various ailments over the last twenty-something years. I don't see much of him (not as much as he has seen of me!), but I'm fairly sure he would have recognised me, even if he couldn't bring my name to mind.
What would you have done?
- rushed over and renewed his acquaintance:
- nodded in recognition but nothing more; or, as I did,
- kept your head down and your gaze averted, bobbing and weaving your way round the room to avoid bumping into him?