"I was straight with her. I told her, 'You know, if you do come back to this town, you have to give me warning. Don't just show up at work, because if you do I'll avoid you. I know myself. I'll go the other way. Because I hate surprises. Some more than others. If you see me avoiding you, you'll know why. I need to keep my relations orderly.'"
I was composing the above paragraph on my way to get coffee. At the shop I saw the redhaired girl. I pretended I didn't see her. I avoided her.