Sunday, September 30, 2007

BOY DO I HAVE EGG ON MY FACE!


Yesterday was a party for a co-worker that I'm not that fond of socializing with. But a mutual friend convinced me to go anyway and I did. What I found was a person I thought I didn't want to be around on a personal level, was actually a very pleasant and entertaining person. Boy did I feel like an ASS when I left their home.

I had always been told, and I even told other people, "DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY IT'S COVER!" And I thought I had given this person "book" a read, and was not impressed. But obviously, I didn't read past the first few pages. Because what I found out yesterday was that several chapters into the book I was finding myself engrossed in the story.

Sorry for the lame metaphors. But I needed to publicly, at least slightly publicly, admonish myself for my extremely poor social behavior. I jumped to a conclusion about this person, based on only a couple of attempts to get to know them. Shame on me!

Now I have some serious apologizing to do. And you better believe I'm going to do it A.S.A.P.. Because they deserve it.

I am sooo going to try to be better at practicing what I preach.

S.

6 comments:

Ava said...

Wow! You're a really big person to admit this. We've all done it, but we keep it to ourselves...

Larjmarj said...

Something that we've all been guilty of, yet there is the other side of the coin where we meet someone that we think is OK or maybe "interesting" and they turn out the be totally whack. I guess it's all about giving someone the benefit of a doubt.

Amanda said...

You're a good person. Most people just shrug their sholders and say 'whatever'. Like LarjMarj said... we have all been guilty of this... and good for you for being one of the few who say, 'hey... this isn't right."...

Diane said...

Yep, we've all been guilty of this. I don't know why that is. I guess it's just human nature. I've never had the nerve to say something about it though. Glad it turned out good.

gold said...

I have done that myself!You are not the only one.

Sheila said...

I know I'm guilty of it, but I've never felt shame face. Honestly, when I meet someone and I feel our personalities would clash - I just keep conversation to a minimal and/or diplomatically find ways to avoid them. In several instances, when my first thought of a person was negative and later found I was wrong - I cordially begin a conversation and thus sometimes a friendship is borne. It's kinda of funny now that I think about it, a coworker said to me once - I thought you were very shy and that's why we never really talked... I just smiled.