Wow, I don't usually have trouble talking to other people, specially when it's just small talk, but there's this guy married to a former student of mine that makes me wonder whether we even belong to the same species.
Right after he added me on Facebook (don't really know why, though I accepted his request because of my former student) he would sometimes get annoyed by some jokes in my status updates, taking everything literally (even a parody I wrote against the invasion of the Dean's office a couple of years ago, in which - and this makes sense in the context - I claimed I could develop Skynet with liquid nitrogen and raw beans). Fair enough, I'm not the funniest person in the world and not everyone shares my sense of humor... but even when I'm serious I feel like I'm talking to a brick wall.
He swamps me with messages and tonight, out of courtesy, I replied to one about a film they're currently screening here. When I told him I didn't quite like the film because the book was better, and asked him if he read it, he said he only looked it up on google but then started lecturing me about the book... even though I told him I read it. How could he skip the only sentence I wrote?!
I wonder if this is assburgers.
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