Monday, December 20, 2010

Making It Up ...

There was a company holiday party recently. The coworker that I unintentionally slighted the other day spotted me there.

He said, "Hey! Long time, no see! And that's as it should be."

I said "hey" back, and then, "Despite what I said before, it's always good to see you."

"In that case," he said, "Cheers."

"Cheers," I said, and we clinked beer mugs.

Hopefully that was enough to undo the effects of telling the truth in such a bad way. Drinks and clinking glasses sometimes have a surprising force; they can undo a lot of things.



Anonymous said...

I am glad I found your blog. I can really relate. People have called me quiet all my life, all the time. I always unintentionally say awkward things. I get so sick of people referring to me as quiet, shy, etc. I feel bad when people think I'm a jerk because they don't get my jokes. Or I'll just be trying so hard to say something at all that I say something stupid. I am lucky that people where I work aren't as obnoxious as at your job. but I've also gone the other way sometimes. Instead of being "quiet" I'll try to make small talk and meaningless conversation because I know my quietness makes them awkward and it's incredibly draining. it makes me really tired. I love your blog. It makes me feel ok that I can't be a superextravert and shouldn't want to be.

Zeri Kyd said...

Thanks, Anon. I appreciate the feedback! I'm always glad to know that there are others who relate to these same things, as well.