With the new year came a new schedule for school. Instead of Economics Honors, I am taking American Government Honors. Both are requirements to graduate, but I waited until senior year to complete them because they are super easy. Don't get me wrong, the rest of my classes are rigorous as all get out. It's just nice to have a break in my day.
At any rate, I figured most people would take both semesters. Evidently not. Quite a few additions have been made in place of others. One such addition is a boy who I don't know the name of, yet has caught my eye. We'll call him Steve*.
My first impression was formed when, during a pseudo-discussion, he asked if he could respond to a comment I made. I've since forgotten what he said, but needless to say I thought it was intelligent and was duly noting his manner from then on. This was only the second day, mind you. As I left class, I peaked a glance at his paper in hopes of finding a name and was sorely disappointed.
Thursday we were asked to read from our textbooks and I noticed he was reading with intensity. Perhaps this means doing so requires his full concentration? I let myself interpret it, however, as a thirst for knowledge. He cares about an education! Who was this kid and why hadn't I seen him before? Is he from a different school? Is he a junior or a senior? Et cetera, et cetera.
Thursday afternoon I went to the bathroom and lo and behold he was descending the nearby staircase. My heart skipped a beat. Here was my chance to casually make conversation.
And then he spit.
I'm not sure I did well to hide my revulsion. My face literally scrunched up in disgust. I'm not sure if I even want to get to know him better now.
All of that to say I think it's amazing how quickly your impressions of someone can change. Has anything similar ever happened to you?
*Coincidentally that's also what I named my bull in Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life.
P.S. I got all A's for the semester and I am beyond satisfied. Now my goal is to finish out my last semester of high school(!!) just as strong.