You know what’s really annoying? Running around doing errands, and deciding I’ll risk leaving milk waiting in the car to run into PetCo. Because Bailey should have a new toy for Thanksgiving right? And it’s not really hot. A few minutes in the car shouldn’t spoil the milk.
So I trotted in and looked around. Finally I settled on two small toys and went up front to pay. It was a ghost town. No one there. I tried to find someone to help, but they were all busy or refusing to acknowledge that I was there.
Wait, it just occurred to me! Maybe I was invisible? Hey, what if I have the super power of invisibility and don’t even know it!
But I just realized the flaw in that theory–another customer saw me and even talked to me as we both tried to find someone, anyone, to take our money. Bummer.
To spare you an even longer story, I’ll cut to the end. I set the toys on the counter and walked out to rescue my milk. The milk held up fine, but then I came home and managed to ruin some chicken I was trying to defrost in the microwave. Something I can usually do with my eyes closed. Sigh.
At that point, I gave up trying to function in the real world and escaped back into my fiction world. No one ignores me there!