Today I had an experience that I can only described as awkward. I got a call from someone I haven’t spoken to in about 2 years. It was uncomfortable enough that they called me under the mistaken impression that I had called them, but then the proceeded to talk to me like not time (or animosity) had passed. They proceeded to as me questions about my job, relationship, and future plans. In the process of asking it didn’t even sound like they were really interested but were asking out of some obligatory protocol considering our relationship. I answered the questions but it seemed like some strange out-of-body experience that lasted briefly and was over almost as soon as it began. The encounter left me confused and questioning not just persons motives but I even bothered to pick up the phone. It was so awkward I don’t even know if I want answers to all the questions raised, I feel as if that would just layer on the strangeness of the situation.
Still I wonder if this call was that person’s way of extending and olive branch, just without actually dealing with the issues that got us to the point of not speaking or if they really don’t think there is anything wrong. Inquiring minds do really want to know.