Do you ever see people around that just look really sad or like they just got some bad news and part of you wants to go up to them and ask them if they’re okay? I saw a girl sitting on a curbstone in the parking lot on the way to my car before an ASCE meeting. She was on the phone with one hand to her forehead. I just wanted to go up and ask if she was okay and sit with her on that curbstone so she maybe wouldn’t be so sad/upset. And then I remembered that:
1. I’m awkward at best, even with friends.
2. It would be extremely weird to have a stranger come sit next to you when you’re trying to deal with something and ask you questions.
3. I can barely give advice to people I know.
4. I was already late for the meeting.