As I ran today it seemed that everyone I said, “hi” to just looked right through me. They had no response at all. It was hot out, and I was still feeling some residual soreness. I wasn’t amused at their seemingly “better than you” attitude.
There was even a point in the run where a tractor was plowing on the trail that I was on. I stopped and waited for him to go the other direction, but he backed up a bit and then continued doing his back and forth thing. I walked up the hillside a bit to be sure that I was clear from his path. He *had* to have seen me. There was no way that you could miss me as I was wearing a bright RED shirt. Humpf! Finally, I’d figured out the issue – I must have been invisible. I ran past the other workers and, of course, was un-noticed.
Then I crossed the street and saw Brenda coming towards me. I yelled out, “Hey.” She waved. That was a nice change. She was going a different direction, so we wouldn’t run back to the office together…but she did see me and she waved.
I ran further and some guys in a truck also noticed me. They didn’t wave, or say anything, but they seemed to be checking me out. Hum? Was it better to be invisible?