I was coming out of a local shop. I came face to face with a man who was about to enter it.
We made eye contact.
I watched as his face crumpled and he mouthed
" AH FUCK!!!"
He turned on his heel and headed back to his car.
I was dumbfounded and tried to wrack my brains to figure out why I had had such a traumatic effect on him.
"Had I shifted him in the past and never returned his calls?"
"Was he an ex-pupil from way back in my early teaching days and I had thrown the glantóir at him?"
Nope. None of those scenarios rang a bell.
Then as I saw him striding back across the forecourt my worries were dispersed.
HE HAD MERELY FORGOTTEN HIS MASK AND ONLY REALISED IT WHEN HE SAW MINE.