I was walking back from a very hurried lunch, even wondering why my faster-than-normal eating speed seemed to be faster than usual.
I looked up and saw a man walking towards me. (This is nothing new - I do live in a big city and work on a busy campus that, in this section, is mostly men)
He was wearing a t-shirt with English writing on it. (This is also nothing new. Everyone likes to wear English of some sort on their t-shirts)
The English said, "Peoria Physical Education." (It was one of those pretend gym class t-shirts)
"Peoria?!" I blurted aloud in surprise.
The man heard me, looked down at his shirt and started chuckling.
In return, I got embarrassed by my outburst and just awkwardly said a 'Hello' when I really wanted to stop him and ask him questions, "How do you know about Peoria?" "Have you ever been there?" "Where did you get this t-shirt?" "Is this the Peoria in Illinois?" I also wanted to explain, "I was born there" However, these were all things that I didn't know how to say.
So, instead, I continued walking and he continued smiling as we passed.
And that was that.