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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

I am a living example for 'appearances are deceptive' coz most people who look at me will think that I am a super confident ( arrogant as well?!) person and can speak my mind easily....well, to a certain extent I do and I am....but I do have my moments....

1. If my maid is doing a bad job(..and am being moderate here!) and i want to sack her? I will think about it a 100 times and rehearse how i would tell her, with S!! I will empathise with her situation and visualise what she will go through when I say this to her on a monday....maybe I should try and see if it works for some more time....REALLY....I do that! BTW, my maid still works for me....and I do the work MYSELF....

2. I find it extremely difficult to ask a friend to return the money they borrowed from me. Again, the rehearsing ritual goes on in my mind, over and over.....I am thinking what my friend will think about me... if I ask him/her MY money! yeah right! well, what to do? we are like this wonly!!

3. I am very generous with compliments with people...coz I know how lovely it feels to recieve compliments from ANYONE! But I will not just think twice, but ten times before I compliment a male colleague....coz I am perennially in danger of sending the wrong signals...who knows how someone interprets your words or actions!

4. The most comical situation is in a lift...if you have noticed most people will look down, close their eyes or look anywhere but at the other occupants in the lift...as for me? I am my giggly self ( I have no clue why I find it funny!) and smile at kids and chat with them, if they are women, definitely start a conversation and make friends....men? I prefer to ignore....by far I might smile and say a hi if I know them already!! ( for the same reasons!!)

5. If i go to a shop and look at clothes, I am shit scared to leave without buying something....No! not that I really liked something and i want to buy it....only coz the owner /attendant/ shop assistant spent so much time showing me the clothes and might be scolding me in his/her mind.....yeah! I am such a sucker!! Fear-stricken, I wont enter a shop if I dont know for sure am gonna pick something.....

I know all my fears are baseless and I simply have to just go ahead and say it or do it....but I can't...I find it DIFFICULT! Does anyone else have such quirky habits or uncertainities??

8 comments:

Chill said...

The lift scenario was funny... But wrt men, you're right... too many despos out there. But all in all a funny post.

Pretty Woman said...

hey chill!
you are a new visitor to my blog :) thanks for stopping by and of course, your comments.

Ritu said...

Hey girl... Quirks? Naaaaa..... I think you are as ur blog intro describes you... "a cheery optimist"....

Pretty Woman said...

ritu, awwwwww...am glad if you think so! :)

Lizzie Borden said...

I like it I say!!
As for the lift I know, it is too much for me, I have this dirty habit of staring at people and watching how they behave its funny as heck when they notice you looking and then act all strange... it makes me laugh like nothing else!!!
as for shops, I walk in and walk out, no shame in that situation, if I don't have money I don't have money, and shopkeepers can sense that so they stay away...
but we all have our quirks, I for one cannot tolerate messed up toothpaste tubes! I have to straighten them out, even if i am a guest in some house!

Ps said...

Hi! I just discovered that you had listed raaga(arundhati) in your blog--and guess what--She was my junior in school and her brother was my classmate!! What a small world!!
In fact she has come home to my house in banaglore.
As regards the five things you mentioned I am totally opposite.
Maids--I pay them really well (much much higher than 'market rate') and am polit and courteuos--and EXPECT efficiency and punctuality.They usually deliver--but if they dont i have no qualms of sacking them.
Asking for my money back--I can do it--though I dont like to.I am very particular that if i borrow--i always remember and return.
As regards compliments I dont bother about gender--I usually speak my mind.I too giggle sometimes like a nut in a lift.And clothes--I am very very choosy and i know exactly what i like--so I take 5--10 minutes to browse and take about 10 seconds to make up my mind!!
This should have been a blog post on my blog!! :-)

Pretty Woman said...

hey shruthi,
I laughed out loud at the toothpaste tube! looks like I have company :D

hey ps!
ha ha ha....this is interesting indeed! BTW, arundhati is MY senior! Did you study in KVIIT, madras ( I like madras better, no chennai for me!)

Ps said...

Of course I did! Maybe MY brother was in your class--Or maybe not!he was Arundhati's junior! :-)