At even day
lunches at my high school
there is a kid who, apparently the entire year, although I first noticed him today, spends the entire lunch pacing
around the cafeteria
. Those magnet school
kids are all a bit on the kooky
My first experience with the pacer
was March 14, 2000
, and it strikes a particular twang
with me as I'm already sick of high school
kids throwing shit at lunch like five year olds
My friend pointed him out at lunch today. I watched
him. People are very interesting to watch. I even commented on this to my friends as the pacer
hit one end of the cafeteria and did a full 180
. As he turned the first corner and made his way down the longer side of the cafeteria my friend tried to prod me
gently about staring at the EDLG
"No", I said, "Im looking at him" ::nods at the pacer
By this time the pacer
was nearing the halfway point of his walk alongside the cafeteria. Which is where we sit, in the middle lengthwise, and all the way to one side.
My friend turned inconspiciously
and watched him walk past.
Except he didn't
He made quite a sudden turn almost directly in line with my friend and I.
ripped through the air he would otherwise have occupied. It hit the cafeteria floor with a loud smack
. The pacer
's quick pace had already taken him half the distance back across the cafeteria.
I hate those kids throwing shit at lunch like five year olds
. And this really got to me as I, being a geek
, identify with the pacer
Not to mention the sheer oddity
of his apparently psychic avoidance
of that high-speed
And this all happened to happen the first time I ever noticed him; I was watching the precise
moment it happened.