Strange Mailman: Hello there!
Shannon (who’s never actually been on talking terms with this mailman before): Good morning!
Mailman: I haven’t seen you around for a long time!
Anticipates conversation by halting in an office doorway.
Shannon: Er. No.
Very tight smile. Am I more friendly with him than I thought? Should I know his name? Probably.
Mailman:Oh I’d better let you through. Haha!
Big smile. Obviously thinks this is my office. Obviously thinks I’m someone else.
Shannon: Oh thanks but I’m going straight through today.
As if some days I don’t pass straight through. As if I could in fact be the person he thinks I am.
Mailman: Oh, whoops. You’re not…
Stares in confusion at my departing back. Probably wondering why I didn’t tell him he had the wrong person.
Wondering the same thing.