I took off my headphones and was ready to get up to leave the office for the day when a coworker looked over and laughed.
"What?" I asked.
"Apparently you're a good shot?"
And then I noticed the toy guns that some of the other office workers were playing with. Another coworker said, "Yeah, you know: Still waters."
"Oh," I said. "I think I should be offended."
i don't get it.
and why did you disappear ? :(
"Still waters run deep" is a phrase used commonly to describe quiet people and introverts. The co-worker implied that quiet people are good at shooting, probably because it's often reported in the news that shooters "keep to themselves" or are "loners" and so on. It's a common misconception, and it's unfortunate that so many people are afraid of what they don't know. A person who doesn't socialize very much doesn't necessarily have anything horrible to hide.
Also, did I disappear?
I just discovered this blog and it is amazing. I hope you write more often! Also, I'm about to quote you in an entry I'm about to compose. I hope you don't mind.
Thanks, SBF. And be my guest; I'll stop by to check out your entry.
You're welcome. Also, that quote ended up being more of a reference. Anyway, hope you enjoy. :-)
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