One the whole I realize that I don't do the best with first impressions. I wish I had Dr. Freud here to tell me why. I think I'm shyer than people realize, or intimidated by people. Once I met a Dr. at a party (not Dr. Freud) He got my number (good 1st impression on him) and after we went out a few times he told me: "Nothing seems to intimidate you." That was his impression?!?! I sure had him fooled.
Tonight before the concert started I sat next down next to Rosie who was sitting all by her self and looked lonely. Rosie is in her 60's is kind and genuine and very motherly. These qualities are attractive to me in people and over the last year I've taken to sitting by Rosie on Tuesday nights. Tonight she said "Can I tell you my first impression of you? Don't be offended." Oh dear I thought because I really am sensitive to what people say and think about me! I'm a pretty decent person and I'd like to convey that to the world although I've had my darker moments - everyone has.
"You came into choir and you were so pretty and you were always dressed so cute. Then I overheard you talking and you were saying something about how you would only ever live in the Avenues or Sugar house and I looked at you and thought this girl is so snobby." Oh dear oh DEAR!
Rosie finished her comments tonight by saying "Now I realize how down to earth you are." Does she also realize that my cute clothes are falling apart because A.) I am too cheep to buy new ones and B.) I hate shopping. Maybe she can see through me now. But I'm glad she likes what she sees.
Then today at lunch Kristin reminded me how snotty I was to her the first time we ever met. She tells me she went home and cried. I didn't mean to be mean, Kristin was just so UBER friendly that it scared my socks off and I had my guard way WAY up. I was trying to act "cool" but I've never been super great at acting cool. These stories do have happy endings. Kristin and I are now BFF's.
But those are 2 of what are I'm sure many bad impressions. It does bother me a little. On the other hand I suppose I haven't always bombed my first impressions. Spencer said he knew he wanted to marry me the minute he saw me. Seven years and thirteen days after that first meeting we got married.
So what was your first impression of me. Do you remember? was it good? or bad? (hopefully not) Let me know and I'll tell you my fist impression of YOU. (if you want)