Maximillian Amadeus Banzai (banzai) wrote,
Maximillian Amadeus Banzai

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"How was your day?"

A friend asked me about my day yesterday evening. Such a normal, innocent question, yet I stumbled to talk about it at all. Not that it was an unusual day. The unusual thing was the question.

Thinking back, I realize for nearly all of my life, I've not had anyone ask about my day. When I'm done with work, I return home to solitude, never telling a story or sharing a frustration or laugh. Most of the time I don't think of that as especially lonely. It's just the way it's been, but I suppose it's not that way for most.

So at 32, I'm just beginning to learn how to talk about my day, though I can scarcely imagine why anyone would be interested at all. Couldn't even guess how many other normal social interactions and conventions I've missed. Maybe I'll pick things up as I go.
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