Okay all this is going to sound way weird, but here goes
I recently started my new teaching position in the public schools in my area. I became reacquainted (in a professional manner) with a former colleague at this new school. Very nice person, very smart. He always spoke to me whenever he saw me and was always pleasant.
I don’t know what I did to him, but this week he barely acknowledged me. I think I may have given him a weird look one day this week by accident, but in my defense I was so deep in thought, I didn’t realize he was there. In addition this week has been very stressful at my job because the state department of education was there doing major evaluations at my school. He sits on several committees and is also in charge of a particular department at my school.
I don’t know why this is bothering me so, but it is. I’m a little hesitant to pull him to the side and speak to him because he has his PhD is psychology so I’m afraid he will be analyzing my every word. We aren’t best friends, but it was nice being able to have some connection to someone at the school because I’m still basically a newbie.
If anyone could offer me some advice I would greatly appreciate it.