I realized that there is no instance where the phrase “not as creepy as” is an acceptable excuse.
Person A: “I heard Jim’s daughter works here. Not sure which one she is though.”
Person B: “That could be her. Should I ask her if her dad’s name is Jim?”
Person A: “Are you seriously going to ask some girl that you don’t know if her dad’s name is Jim?”
Person B: Well…I mean…not like that. It’s definitely not as creepy as “who is your daddy and what does he do?'”
“So random question about last night, but when I walked by you near the elevator it looked like the guy you were with was hounding you or something hahaha. I could be totally wrong, but I almost wanted to go back and save you from him LOL.”
My girlfriend’s co-worker sent that email to her after she saw us talking in a parking lot after a movie.
I have this weird problem where I make really bad first impressions, and I think it’s because I try to think of something witty. I remember there was time when I met someone playing in a basketball tournament and they said, “ah man, you should suit up and play with us.”
My response: “Hahaha…yea, well…I mean…I would but…I haven’t…I’m out of shape and….yea…”
This guy didn’t actually want you to play, you idiot, he was just being nice. Insert sigh here…
I haven’t posted in a month, and I’m realizing that’s a major problem. A couple of things that I learned over the past few weeks.
1). Amateur writers write to express. Inspiring writers write to impress. Professional writers write to connect. A friend told me that 5 minutes before a Kevin Hart movie, where I laughed so hard I couldn’t breathe.
2). I tend to have much stronger opinions about shopping when I’m a little drunk.
3). Seeing old friends, giving them big hugs, looking them in the eyes and telling them that you are genuinely glad to see them is an intangible feeling that you don’t look for, but you’re glad you received.
4). “There are known knowns; there are things we know that we know.
There are known unknowns; that is to say, there are things that we now know we don’t know.
But there are also unknown unknowns – there are things we do not know we don’t know.” – Donald Rumsfeld
5). Long talks makes you realize why you call that person a friend, because it reveals the strength of that relationship.
6). You don’t really realize you’re at a point of making grown up decisions until you just start making them. It’s a time that you don’t prepare for, and you just have to be more grown up than you’ve ever been before. It’s a transition you know will probably happen, but happens in chunks. My conversations have turned from video games and homework to paying off debt and what I should save for and plan to invest in within the next 5 years. Life is happening faster than I think I’m ready for it, but at the same time, I think I’m ready for it.
That’s all for now. I’m going to try and update more often, because I know pointless posts are in high demand right now. I mean…they got this depression on…
Thanks for reading.
– The Unknown Grown-Up