You know the kind of people who want everybody to like them? The ones who are annoying, because they try way too hard? You feel sorry for them, because how pathetic is that, right?
I’m one of them.
What’s more, it’s beginning to pay off!!! Yay!
See, I’ve been at my new job for about a month now. I make a point of always smiling at everyone. I’m so friendly that I make even myself puke.
Most people respond in kind.
When they don’t, I make them my mission. I have told you that something is very very wrong with me, haven’t I? Well, it is.
So, my most recent mission has been an old guy at work. I have smiled and said hello to him every single day for a month, and every day he has looked right in my face without acknowledging me in the slightest.*
Today when I said “Good morning” to him he nodded at me! No, he didn’t smile or speak, but there was definite head movement in my direction.
Oh yes, I’m making real progress here. And, oh yes, there is something very wrong with me.
* Maybe he thought I was trying to hit on him. I haven’t been aware of putting off any harlot vibes, but it’s possible I need to get my whorometer checked. Hmm.