March 1, 2013
things that say a lot about people:
the way in which they treat the waiter/waitress
how they feel about the weather
whether they dog ear pages or highlight in books
fingernails and hands in general
their preferred creative outlet
how much they dread/enjoy talking on the phone
whether or not they drink coffee
if they ever forget to eat
how honest they are with themselves (and others)
if they correct your grammar
and whether or not they get nervous before haircuts.
I've seen similar posts on too many blogs to know where it began (methinks here though) so without knowing where to give credit I'll just leave it at the paragraph above is not my brilliance. When I first read this I started trying to answer the questions in my head. How would I answer and what do these statements say about me? Draw your own conclusions and judge me as you will here are my answers.
one- my mom and I have a game we both play. We try to engage the cashier/waiter/waitress in conversation and make them smile at least once before we walk away. Grumpy waiters and waitresses don't stand a chance when serving us. It is my philosophy that you don't encounter anyone by chance and if God has brought that person along my path there is a reason. Also a personal rule I have for myself is to always be able later to remember the color of the server's eyes. It forces eye contact. And we all know real, deep connections are formed not by words but by the eyes- the windows of the soul.
two- I get very frustrated by people who are always complaining about the weather. Especially during the winter when people whine almost constantly about the snow and cold. If you don't like it, move! *clears throat* Personal pet peeve. That in mind I try to always delight in the weather and enjoy it regardless. I adore rainy days, but the sun makes me happy. I love cold, chilly days but I love feeling the warmth of a summer afternoon.
three- I used to be scared to dog ear pages or write in books. Still I won't dog ear pages but the older I get the more I find myself underlining passages in my favorite books (still always in pencil, though...I can't bring myself to make permanent marks).
four- my fingernails aren't long and they aren't short. My hands are scared, imperfect are rarely moisturized. But hands are beautiful and hold so much capacity for kind deeds. And there is no better feeling then when Carmella puts her little, soft, perfect hand in mine and smiles at me.
five- you have to have creativity before you can have an outlet for it...
six- phone conversations are great but I want to see a face and a expressions when I'm talking to someone. Otherwise I'll just text...which is second on the list of communication forms after face-to-face.
seven- I'm Italian. Enough said. I drink coffee and I drink it strong, thick and often.
eight- my days are busy and eating is low on my list of priorities. I forget breakfast and lunch often but I can not skip dinner. Ever. Dinner is big in my family (and it's more than just eating) and days don't feel right without it.
nine- my mother always taught me never to sugarcoat things. And when dealing with yourself more than anyone. Dishonesty never pays and it's better to be truthful when dealing with someone (especially when they ask for your opinion) than to allow them to fall or hurt themselves because you kept your mouth shut .
ten- I constantly correct my little siblings on their grammar and it has developed into something of a habit. Which is great with little siblings...but not when you find yourself accidentally correcting superiors.
eleven- never ever. I am much to impetuous for my own good. Do now, think later.
With many apologies for forgetting this little blog, promises to post at least one a week no matter how busy and much Sherlockian love,
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