Be awesome instead
Today at work, I was walking with my friend to the kitchen, to fill up our water glasses and have a water chugging contest (she won, btw). As we turned the corner, another friend walked by, looked at my friend, then looked at me and shoo’d (you know, that hand movement you make to tell someone to scurry along) me toward the kitchen. As if to say, “This is an A – B conversation so C your way out of it.”
So, of course, I was the bigger person, I just turned and walked to the kitchen. Well, maybe I threw out “why is everyone being so mean today?” Okay, so maybe I yelled, “why is everyone being so mean to ME today?” The “me” may or may not have been in there. It’s a little hazy.
15 minutes later, the friend that talked to the other friend, but not me because apparently we’re not friends anymore, asks me how my day is going. I’m all, “Fine. Perfect.” He’s all, “Well, I just wanted to make sure you were having a good day. Because you said everyone was being mean to you.”
I’m all, “well, what do you expect me to think when someone shoo’s me down the hall, you know, like I’m not good enough for the conversation?”
“Oh, well, I saw you had a dirty plate in your hand and a cup, I didn’t want you to have to hold that while I had a conversation that would have been boring to you.”
“Oh, yeah, really. Well! Ok. Fine.”
So here it is, folks, I’m putting this out there for the world to read. I have a problem.
Apparently, I read into situations way more than I should. And, I may (this is an itsy bitsy tiny “may”) skew them about in my head. But, listen, it’s not like I mean to do this. It just happens.
From this day forward (or until I forget), I promise to listen to what people say (without interrupting) and always assume they’re being nice. Well, wait, the interrupting part could be pretty hard for me. I’ll just try to work on that. So, where was I? Oh yeah, I promise to always assume people think I’m awesome and everything I do is awesome.
Peace out, homies.