Sephizim: See, now this is the kind of introduction more fitting of Shinji. Hiding away by being distracted (or pretending to be distracted) by reading. Either way, meeting a new person is not on the forefront of his mind here.
Shin-seiki: “Hey, Shinji! This is the woman who's being banged by your dad; pay attention!”
Keisuke-kun: “Who, me?”
Incisivis: I do enjoy the little human touches involved in Shinji and Misato's trip through Nerv, such as Misato getting lost and Shinji being so engrossed in the Nerv pamphlet that he doesn't notice Ritsuko at first (by the way, nice call on the book, Reichu). They're very minor things, but they make the series more “alive.” We'll see a lot more of such things in the coming episodes.