Eavesdropping

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Submitted By Zakaronie
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I am so glad I am not in middle school anymore. I would hate to be 13 years old again. Today I was doing my homework in a Starbucks when I was suddenly surrounded by giggles and gossip by 13 year old girls. Soon a couple of boys joined them. Instantly I was transported back in time seven years ago when I was their age. Thinking of girls whispering to one another and boys being obnoxious gave me a pit in my stomach. Reminding me how miserable I was as a young teenager.
From what I was experiencing at the café the personalities haven’t changed much since then. The loudest girl and most confident girl was taking charge of the conversation with her overly excessive body language. Then there was the best friend forever by her side, ready to say “I know” and “Totally!” and the rest of the gang who was fairly quite. The boys seemed normal until they decided to speak too.
The way middle school students flirted with each other has not changed much over the years. Except that now they use text messages instead of paper notes we used to pass back and forth. The main girl said “Siri, does Brendan like me?” When a boy I assume was Brendan said, “I’m sitting right next to you, you know” The other girls and guys were scrolling through their phones pretending not to hear anything. Finally, one of the girls spoke up and said, “This conversation is awkward.” I felt sick to my stomach remembering painful conversations like those. Back when I was 13 years old I remember saying the dumbest things when a girl entered the conversation. When it came to talking or behaving around girls they would think I was a total idiot.

Girl #1: Oh my gosh Brandon I met your ex girlfriend the other day, she’s soooo cute! I can’t believe you broke up with her. Who are you going to go out with now?

Brandon: She was too needy.

Girl #1: Ewww! I hate needy people

Brandon: Yup!

Girl #1: So…...

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