by syaffolee

Lunch Time Paranoia

I don’t often go to the Commons to get lunch, but I was there this afternoon, eating a taco salad and surfing on the internet. I think I was either reading Metafilter or looking at LOLcats when I heard someone nearby say loudly, “There’s a PhD grad student with a laptop here and she’s surfing on the internet.”

Surreptitiously, I looked around, but saw no one recognizable. I was sitting up against a corner so I knew no one had snuck up behind me or to my left. Were my ears deceiving me or was there someone out there I don’t know who recognized me? And why the accusatory tone about surfing? I was on my lunch break, for goodness sake.