I see a lot of people I know where I work. (That's not the confession.)
Saturday at work, I saw a former professor's wife and her twin daughters. My husband coached the girls in cross-country and in track.
I hid behind the girls' bikini rack so they wouldn't see me. I just didn't want to talk to them, didn't want to explain why a teacher is working at this store, didn't want to go through the false cheer.
I saw them leaving, too, and hid again.
I'm embarrassed that I hid and embarrassed about all the reasons (and potential reasons) that I hid. Twice.