Thursday, August 7, 2008

Hello...

Thursday, August 7, 2008

I have been told time and time again that I can be very unfriendly when I feel like it. I know this to be true, but only on rare occasions. The truth is, I'm just embarrassingly shy and self deprecating. If I don't say hi to you when I see you around campus, its not because I'm stuck up and snobby. Its usually because of one of these reasons:

1.I don't want to disturb you when you are with your friends
2.I don't want to disturb you when you are enjoying your solitude
3.I don't know if you remember or recognise me since we met randomly through friends of friends and only ever said hello once, in passing.
4.I don't know if you even want to see me around, let alone start some small talk with you
5.I'm not sure if you're the person I think you are. Some people look so alike.
6.I don't remember your name (sorry!) or I don't remember how we met, or if we ever even met at all, or if you are just one of those faces I see every day.
7.I'm terrible at small talk and socially awkward. And shy, like I said.
8.Etc.
9.okay sometimes i just can't be bothered or am too lazy or i'm in a hurry.

Another thing – if I say hi to you once, does that mean I have to say hi to you always and forever? Even if we just saw each other a while ago and will probably see each other around again soon?

So if i don't tegur you please don't take it personally...

(I blame constantly moving around the world for this)


2 hitchhikers:

Aneesah said...

Oh yes, I can relate a lil' too well. In secondary school my friend noted that when someone passes by and says hi to me, I tend to reply with a "hmm". =X Which now sounds way more rude/snobby than I felt it was. I mean, I prefer a simple smile or just eye contact as a sign of greeting; for acquaintances whom you see every day and don't really have anything to say to, etc.

And yes, it's slightly annoying when people say Hi to every single person they know (eg. at school), as if ... they need to acknowledge the fact that they know you. That they know a lot of people. =|

Jannah the Superrific. said...

i see you around in kaed sometimes, and all over uia, and would want to smile to you, but you always look away...

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