I hop onto the school lab computers for a few minutes, to check my e-mail and to briefly chat on MSN. There is a guy sitting directly in front of me, and I can see that he is also using MSN. I swear I am not a nosey busy-body, but I happen to glance over at his computer screen and I can see the person's e-mail address to whom he is talking to; the window is maximized, so I can see it quite clearly.
He is chatting with Jordan -- a girl that I also have on my MSN and who is from Halifax. She will be moving here come winter. She is switching schools because her boyfriend goes here. She had been asking me ever since I came back to school if I knew who her boyfriend, Tommy, is and if I had ever seen him around. Well, just as fate would have it, Jordan's boyfriend is the one sitting directly in front of me.
I excitedly message her, telling her that her beau is right in front of me at the computer lab.
"That's so cool. Say hi to him!" she types.
Um. This guy only knows me as someone who keeps on staring at his computer screen, so I didn't feel all that comfortable introducing myself to him.
I type something like: "He doesn't know who I am. I can't just blurt out hi to someone I don't know."
She types a few infamous 'lol's and also a few 'hahahaaahaah's before typing, "Just say hi!" again.
I am debating whether or not to talk to him when I read his screen again. His chat window with Jordan is up, and I can see that he wrote, "Jordan, I am not turning around... I don't even know how many rows she is behind me!"
I stifle a laughter and stand up.
"Hi Tommy", I say to him. He turns around. "I'm the one who is sitting behind you and the one Jordan is talking about."
He lights up and looks relieved. "Oh, so you're the one!"
We laugh a little bit and talk about how we both were hesitant to talk to each other. He said he didn't want to end up introducing himself to the wrong person and then subsequently making a fool of himself. We laugh a little more and then properly introduce ourselves.
So yes, being the nosey busy-body that I am, I managed to find Jordan's boyfriend. And that's my story.