Coming home, I passed a young man on the sidewalk just now. He was speaking into his cell phone. His walk, the cut of his jeans, the style of his glasses, the angle of his cap,
all told me that, here is a fellow who wants very much to be trendy but is really just a nice boy trying a little too hard.
"..But, I don't want to distract you from your shopping, So..", I heard him say.
The look on his face and especially the tone of voice said clearly that,
"No, you're not distracting me at all. Please. Keep talking," was the answer he desperately wanted.
I continued walking, unable to catch the rest, but hoping, hoping, that those were the words he heard