I was in a good mood yesterday. At least in the morning until I had an annoying call with my VP and the Chairman of our Board. But anyway, until 1:45 I was having a nice day. It was sunny, I was feeling good, I got to see my babies in the morning...
I was even trying to spread the joy, slightly lengthening the brief, polite conversations I had in the hallways. And all of it was met with awkwardness. Like people thought I was weird, condescending, creepy.. I'm not sure, can't really put my finger on it, but it wasn't what I was hoping for.
THEN when I walked to the cafeteria down the street to get a cookie and take advantage of the nice weather, I had the ultimate buzzkill.
We have a narrow sidewalk, with a road with no shoulder directly on one side and a rocky embankment on the other. I was walking on the right side, along the embankment as two women, walking next to each other, approached. As we neared, the one closest to me REFUSED TO YIELD. She walked right at me, didn't slow her gait and move behind her friend or stop or nothing. Alas, if I hadn't turned my shoulder at the last second, she would have knocked me down! As LP would say, WHAT. THE. HELL.
Why do I always have to be the one stepping down? Because I am small? NO MORE, PEOPLE! Today I am on a mission. A mission to be my usual self, but even more direct. STAND DOWN.
Okay, I am only kidding. I am direct enough. And have enough awkward convos without trying. Plus, LP needs to start learning better behavior - because yesterday was not her best day either.