Within the past week, I've run into three people whom I went to high school with. (we won't say how long ago THAT was!) My school wasn't huge, by any means, but it was big-ish - and these three were people that I only knew of, and didn't really "know".
What was strange, or rather more upsetting than strange, was that all three (in their own words, of course) said the same thing: "I wish I would have known you then, but I never wanted to talk to you because I thought you were snotty."
I was so shocked! I mean, I can think of words to describe myself; like, shy, somewhat reclusive, quiet, introverted, always kind...but never snotty.
Needless to say, I felt absolutely terrible. How awful that I came off that way to them. Then it got me to thinking: What if a LOT of people see me that way now, becasue I'm really not one to start conversations with people I don't know? Not for any lack of a desire to get to know people, but more like a social ineptitude problem.
SO - that line of thinking brought me here, to PiP, where I spend a lot (lot lot) of time. Again, I realized that I only "talk" to a small handfull of people...sigh. I'm too shy!
There is a point to all of this - I've made a resolution, I'm going to be more outgoing! So for everyone that I've never talked to, that reads this... HELLO!
(the snot-less, shy person)