Photo "borrowed" from NPR
Yep. It’s DAY ONE of the State Fair of Texas. The beginning of 24 straight days of fried food, no parking and thousands of super-weird people.
CASE IN POINT: Around noon, I was sitting at my desk composing an email. Out of nowhere, I had the overwhelming sensation that I was being watched. Turning slowly in my chair, I discovered a man outside my office window eating a giant, greasy turkey leg.
He was staring at me.
Not really know how to respond to this, I turned back to my computer and continued to type.
A couple of super-awkward minutes went by before I (finally) couldn’t take it any longer and turned back towards the window. He was still there. This time he waved and winked at me.
I stared back and kind of blinked at him in disbelief. What on earth could he be so fascinated with anyway? People typing on keyboards isn’t exactly what I consider edge-of-your-seat entertainment. And it wasn’t like he was going to gain insight into the secret life of a museum educator by watching me work. Dude, I’m not a State Fair exhibit or a goldfish - LEAVE ME ALONE!
Sadly, my feelings on the issue were not obvious, and the strange guy continued to stare at me until he finally finished gnawing on his turkey leg. Once done, he casually walked away and left me in peace.
Even though I haven’t seen him since, I decided to close my blinds. I’ve had my fill of creepiness today.