It was the man who lived three doors down was walking his dog. The last time i saw this person i was chucking my dogs poop into the bushes using a large leaf instead of bagging the (literal) shit. Great, now I’m really fucked , i thought.
The Whole first thirty seconds are the most crucial of any seconds in regard to an impression, and such facts always come to me when they are the least helpful pieces of information, that thirty seconds long and dead now. And …how irrergardkess of all the efforts to correct the initial fuck up, you can not go back, you can not change those first thirty seconds and impression that will forever corrode or buttress your relationship to this person, for better for worse. It is all, beyond your own, and my own control.