i've realised i'm not after all, that much of a people's person. i AM a friends person, not people's. there're a lot of people who catch me on the wrong foot. at least where communicating goes.
some call up & say "recognise me?" umm... hell NO! i even have to store my mother's number with her name *i'm TERRIBLE at remembering voices OR faces!*
i sure have heard of them before, even spoken to them on the phone maybe. but YES, u still need to tell me who u are. there're lots of people i know. and even more in the world. and unless u have some uncanny, audible characteristic *like a lisp or stammer or smthng* i aint going to know u from adam/eve.
but, a lot of people do that!
one of hubby's labmates met me for the first time after i came here. the first thing she thought she'd say to me was "hi! do i need an introduction?" well, sure u do. who do u think u are? julia roberts?? i DIDN'T say that to her, tho! i gave her my 'lost-kitty' look till she told me her name. i am nice, sometimes.
at an office party once, a colleague was introducing me to his client. and the latter, holding up a glass of whiskey, back-slapped me and said, "we know each other quite well, rite?" umm... well, NO! i couldn't for the life of me be sure whether i knew him or not! neither could i decipher whether he was drunk & hitting on me, *literally, too* trying to be friendly or was just plain obnoxious! i usually settle for option 3 and then, may d lord bless his soul for having spoken to me! but this was official, so i had to 'grin & bear it.' *i mentioned i was nice, didn't i?* and yes, later, i realised i DID know him from a previous job and a couple of mutual frenz. geez! we DID know each other well!
i remember a guy in one of the places where i worked. he worked in a diff dept, but was working with us on a campaign. early one morning, he walked up to me, asked if my colleague had come in yet. *he hadn't, apparently.* then, the conversation veered, drifted... and i lost interest. so i was barely listening to him when he mentioned something with the words "want coffee." *he meant, do YOU want to go OUT for coffee?" i comprehended "I want coffee"*
me, being in one of my "am-nice-to-colleagues" moods, immediately summoned the coffee-wala bhaiyya & said "inko ek coffee dena." then i turned to the by then thoroughly embarrassed dude & asked "u don't get coffee on ur floor? poor thing!"
later, when i had been told of his intent by a well-meaning colleague & close fren; i was amused! so, each time after that, when i passed this guy in the building, i'd ask him if he'd had coffee. and watch his flushed face & laugh! *i can't always be nice.*
i wish people would be more considerate towards souls like me. *speaking directly & clearly is d only way i can ever understand something* it'll help me be more considerate towards souls like them!