Monster Posted May 17, 2006 Share Posted May 17, 2006 To put it bluntly, I'm not religious. Nor am I social. Thus, going to church is a no-go. But alas, it is my grandfathers birthday and I wish to get on his good side; so I decide to be a pleaser and go with him because he asked. Of coarse, it just so happens that there is a "big extravaganza (!)" at the local church. Who would have thunk it? It was packed to say the least. So packed that because I entered the bulding about 2 minutes after my grandfather, I end up not sitting by him. Instead I end up between an elderly woman and some guy. The woman decides to strike up a conversation; just my luck. I can't talk, so I just end up listening...to everything. What is so bad? Not only the fact that I am terrified of this 72 year old woman (sad, I know) in the first place, but she decides to bring up my physical appearance. How bad my skin looked, my weight, my cloths (what is threatening of pastel colors?), my hair, and my vitamin deficiency (yeah...). I am in no way saying that people should "just know" everything about me. I don't expect "special treatment" from anybody whatsoever. However, what about just being decent? Why would somebody find the need to tell me my physical flaws? I told my grandfather, and he proceeds to tell me that this woman was known for that sort of thing. I can let it go, no problem (holding a grudge on a senior citizen won't help me any). But just that tid-bit conversation made me twice as anxious and fearful to the people and my my surroundings around me. Just...be careful who you sit by. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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