So the other night, Monday to be exact, I was in Atherton eating dinner. I say time and time again how I am a people watcher, and Atherton is where my people watching skills come alive. There are so many people, and I can watch to my heart’s content. Across the room, I saw Roosevelt Jones and Kameron Woods enter. For those of you that don’t know, they are both players for Butler’s stupendous basketball team. Anyone who goes to Butler realizes that the basketball players are known by most people on campus because they are so recognizable. Anyhoo, I saw the duo enter and sit down at a table. For whatever reason, I had the thought that it would be fun to go and sit with them and chat.
I walked up to their table, pulled out a chair, and said, “Hey, do you guys want to hear some jokes?” They both stared at me like I had lobsters crawling out of my ears, but I had already sat down, so there was no turning back. I asked them again and Roosevelt Jones said yes.
I introduced myself and then started with the jokes. Kameron was hunched over in his chair he was laughing so hard, and just uncontrollably giggled the whole time. The only interaction we really had was when I asked him if he was okay because I legitimately thought he was going to choke while he was laughing. Roosevelt smiled and giggled, but he was looking at me like, “Who is this crazy girl and what is she doing with her life?” After I told about five jokes, I asked them if they had any. They both said no, so I explained to them that I like to tell jokes to strangers. I thanked them for putting up with my insanity and wished them a lovely evening, and I casually sauntered away.
Thinking back on it, the whole thing was just very casual for me, which is strange because approaching two complete strangers and sitting down with them is not casual. Every time I see them now, I will feel obligated to tell them a joke so we establish a relationship and they know me as the Crazy Joke Girl. I’m also contemplating yelling jokes at them from the sidelines at the next basketball game, but that might be a bit much.
Have a great week and thanks for reading