I'm that person who can end up chatting to anyone, anywhere, shops, queues, loo's, anywhere!
A world that houses 7.5 billion people is pretty amazing right? All them people to chat to! Have you ever looked at another person and wondered what their story is? Ever got chatting to a stranger just because? (Maybe it's just me!) Billions of people and yet it's a small enough world where things sometimes happen to the same people at the same time, and people often just happen to bump into each other.
(See my post - Do you believe in fate?)
Anyway back to my point, I like people, and yes I can talk (I was known as Miss Chatterbox as a child!) It's probably why I was successful in customer service. I can talk weather, compliment strangers, I can give directions without being asked. I'm like a grown up over enthusiastic brownie! My husband calls it fish Talk, as in a fish opening its mouth over and over. Thank you husband!
I've been known to be overly peopley (made up obviously) Once I was crossing a road and there was an elderly lady hovering on the other side, she kept looking around and I figured she needed help...
"Excuse me, can I help you cross?"
I asked with my best 'look-normal-and-don't-scare-the-lady' smile.
"Erm, no... thank you, I'm just waiting for the bus"
Not only did she look confused but I think I may have insulted her! 😐
Another time, I was walking and saw a man who kept bending over, hands on his knees and grimacing. I couldn't walk past, what if he needed help and I was his only chance of survival?
"Excuse me, are you okay? Do you need help?"
I asked sympathetically.
"Oh er, no thanks, I just get spasms in my back, I'm stretching them out"
He looked embarrassed that I'd asked and limped off rather quickly! 💨
I know people who hate people and I'm beginning to wonder if they've had the right idea all along!
Despite being chatty, I admit sometimes I'm all for a day of hibernation. Sometimes I simply can't be bothered chatting to anyone I might bump in to so just don't go out! And you can guarantee that if I risk a scruffy Sunday walk it doesn't work out. As soon as I don a hoodie, scrape my hair back and skip the mascara, sods law ensures I bump into everyone I know!
Like the other day, I declared to my daughter 'That's it, make-up off and PJ's on', it was 7 pm. I rarely do this but it was horrible outside and I wanted to be cosy.
So of course, as soon as I was attractively clad in pyjama's, silly socks and a fluffy dressing gown a neighbour knocked on!
I embarrassingly opened the front door whilst hiding in the shadows, trying not to scare the neighbour instead of having my can't-be-bothered-with-the-world cosy moment.
Being a people person
Being a people person is a nice little world to live in, imagining that everyone actually wants to talk to you.
But sometimes it's nice to just ignore the world and enjoy a little quiet time, if only to preserve the voice for the next time! 😆
Maybe you non-peopley people are right!
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