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One empowered woman's struggle against the world
Wednesday February 20th 2019

Being Annoyed

mom says
I didn’t plan on writing an entry today but it is better than listening to someone else talk for hours and hours. I am actually putting pen to paper, literally, to write this. I love my BlackBerry (BB) but I have learned typing long items are not that great on the BB. I have Microsoft Office Suite on my BB so it is not the program, it is the tiny little keys on the keyboard, which is actually on the screen and not a real keyboard. I have little fingers too so I don’t understand how someone with regular size fingers manages to get much typing done on these little Qwerty keyboards.

I don’t mind writing with pen and paper, I do it often actually. I have tons of those yellow legal pads on my desk and use them for all kinds of writing. I make list that I never really follow, I make notes to myself that I then lose or turn the page of the pad and forget about, I definitely doodle on them while I am on hold on the phone and I actually use them for legal work (they are called legal pads – hehe). When it comes to writing for the website though I type it out and edit it over and over so writing it out long hand should be interesting.

You know how annoying it is when someone sits next to you and insist on talking? Very is the answer in case you didn’t know. Now I talk alot myself but as I have gotten older I have learned to pay attention to people and can usually see those little signals meaning they are tired of listening to me talk and then I quit talking. I am not having that luck with the person sitting next to me so I figured pulling out the pen and paper and starting to write would quiet him down. So far so good.

Question: Why does it only take 8 hours to get to London from Orlando but it takes 9 hours to get to Orlando from London? Just noticed that it takes an hour longer going back. Those are both straight through so you would think it would be the same amount of time. Oh well, I am bored if you can’t already tell. I should be sleeping but not really tired.

Another question: Why do people take the red eye? Common sense says people take the red eye so they can sleep and travel at the same time and make good use of the their time. So why would someone insist on talking to everyone around them who are clearly not interested and in many cases trying to sleep? Are people really that oblivious to the people and body language of the people around them or do they just not care?

I am not the type to strike up conversations with strangers in general but I will respond if someone talks to me. I usually try to keep my response to one or two word answers if I am not interested in real conversation and I definitely try to use closed answers and not to encourage further conversation. This trick is unfortunately not working.

The other day I was sitting at an outside bar at a table with a friend of mine and the two guys at the next table bought us drinks. Now my friend is a salesperson and she instantly talked to them and had no issues. Me I didn’t really talk until questions were directed at me. The drinks, by the way, were because one of the guys was celebrating his birthday. It probably didn’t hurt that she is gorgeous and I am not that hard to look at either. Point is I am not good or comfortable talking to strangers but I do try to be polite and courteous when I am spoken to. I do, however, need to learn how to get people to stop talking once they start. I just haven’t figured that out yet.

My friend said that she used to be the same way I was but she then became a waitress and learned to overcome it. Now she works in sales and talking to strangers is just part of the job so she has to be good at it. She said in college her boyfriend pointed out that she always looked down when she walked across campus and rarely looked up or talked. Since that conversation I have noticed that I do the same thing alot. I have to wonder if part of that is because of where we grew up. We grew up together in Saudi Arabia and we were always told not to make eye contact or talk to the Saudis especially when we were off our compound and in the city. It did become habit to constantly look down to avoid making eye contact. I just wonder if it has just carried over. I made a decision to try to look up more and make eye contact in general more…we shall see how that goes. Still not sure about the talking to strangers though even if they do buy me a drink.

Well all is quite now and the lights have been turned down so I think I will try to sleep. I was just getting my sleeping schedule back in order or close and now it will be all messed up again. Sometimes I think it would be easier just to accept that I am a night person and stop fighting it. If only I could get the rest of the world on board it would be perfect.
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