Me? A Social Butterfly? A People Person?



It’s funny, because when most people first meet me they automatically assume I’m a social butterfly and a people person.

NOT!

Wait.….allow me to be more specific and say that I prefer being social in small dosages and in small groups. And I love people as long as they don’t get on my nerves - which is like saying I won’t scratch myself having a bad case of poison ivy - it’s impossible.

However, I do know how to put on a happy face and PRETEND to be social. And PRETEND to be a people person. When I have to for work.

I have a B.S. college degree in fine arts.

It’s called BULL SHITTING.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my job and prefer being around the public rather than having an office job because it forces me to be with people.

I like to TORTURE myself.

I had a very social five days at work this past week. And when I say social, I mean we had several special mega-events that involved being around a lot of people; requiring me to be talkative, patient, congenial, and ON for eight hours a day.

By the end of the week my vocal cords were raw, my facial muscles were in agony from the permanent smile I had on my face, and if I had to say, “Hello…may I help you” to one more person with an iPod or a cell phone stuck in their ears, I was going to throw myself in front of a speeding sanitation truck.

When I left work on Saturday night, I was exhausted. I wanted nothing more than to go home, take a nice hot shower, eat some dinner, watch a movie, and not TALK to anyone for two days.

And to make matters worse, the city of Philadelphia was having a HUGE outside festival two blocks from where I live. Therefore, I had to use a tube of KY Jelly to squeeze myself through the one million happy-to-be-drunk people, crowding every inch of the street and pavement.

Upon retiring to bed that night, I unplugged my phone and didn’t even set my alarm clock because I wanted to wake up whenever. I spent Sunday like a hermit inside my apartment. I went out only once to get a few things at the convenient store; wearing a baseball cap and pair of dark sunglasses, so I wouldn’t have to make eye contact and SPEAK.

I think I’ve had enough socializing this past week to last me the rest of the year.

So, whenever anyone assumes I’m a social butterfly and a people person, I have to giggle.

I want to say, “Oh yeah…I’m definitely a social butterfly and a people person.”

I ADORE people with all my heart….




Don’t worry, I’ll be more of a social butterfly and a people person by tomorrow.


Hopefully.

55 comments

  1. You could have fooled me, Ron. By the way you write and tell anecdotes I imagined you to be very sociable. However, I do recognise that you have a serious leave-me-alone side; not surprising considering your job. Me, I'm basically shy although you wouldn't know if you listened to me prattling on. I do the small talk with ease now but put me in academic companhy and I forget I've got a tongue. I do like my own company, though. Me and I get on really well together...grins. Hope you have recovered from the 'events' ... have a fabulous week.

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  2. You've just shattered my illusions about you Ron! I really thought you are a people person. :0

    I can understand you needing a quiet time though, especially if one is meeting the public all day every day. :)

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  3. This is why I think we're related. I really don't much care for people either. Small, controled groups of them are okay. Like small controled groups of badgers. I'm also forced to be in contact with people due to having to work. Sometimes I smile and make nice all the while picturing them with a fork in their eye.

    Anyway, here we are on Monday back to dealing with people BUT one less person we'll never have to deal with is food for the fishes! YAY! America!

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  4. Small groups in small doses, oh yes, I feel that! I abhor being in a huge crowd. I dislike chaos as well which is usually what I experience in large groups, that and being uncomfortable. I do social when I have to, but I'd rather be alone or with only a few people at a time.

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  5. First of all, that picture scared me. Second, I totally understand where you're coming from. I had to help at an Expo this weekend for the Espana Products people. It was pouring down rain and freezing and I had to put a big smile on my face and keep saying, "Are you familiar with our products?" Ugh! I'm not a sales person at all. It was so exhausting.

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  6. Goooood Morning Valerie~

    "You could have fooled me, Ron. By the way you write and tell anecdotes I imagined you to be very sociable."

    That's what most people think too. Amazingly enough, I find that many people who are creative-types (actors, artists, musicians) are not really full-time people persons. I can be social in small dosages. That's why I love my job, because I have my 'social-people time' for part of the day. I also don't care for LARGE parties.

    "Me, I'm basically shy although you wouldn't know if you listened to me prattling on. I do the small talk with ease now but put me in academic companhy and I forget I've got a tongue."

    HA! I think you and I would get along famously, cause I'm the same way!

    " I do like my own company, though. Me and I get on really well together...grins."

    *nodding my head*

    Meeeeeee too! I genuinely enjoy my own company. I can entertain myself for hours - HA!

    Always delight to see you, dear lady. Much thanks for stopping by today!

    Have a FAB week!

    X

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  7. Hi Akelamalu~

    "You've just shattered my illusions about you Ron! I really thought you are a people person. :0"

    HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That's what a lot of people say when I tell them I'm really not a people person, because while I'm with them, I'm social.

    "I can understand you needing a quiet time though, especially if one is meeting the public all day every day."

    Yup, that's the thing....I CAN be social, but I do need my quiet time because I'm with the public all day every day. Even when I was acting (and being around A LOT of people), I still needed my down time.

    Thank you for stopping by, m'dear. Hope you're enjoying a FAB Monday!

    Have a great week!

    X

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  8. "I prefer being social in small dosages and in small groups" - me too!

    I am like super social, and then - bam! - have to load, and seriously, the poor lil' batteries. I jog, go to the movies, watch TV, read, blog, paint... I get my solitude quota fulfilled, and ..have to see some folks!!

    Life is a layer cake! All tastes are needed. Yum to that!

    Get some deserved time for Dear Ron - exclusively!

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  9. Good Morning Lady Nitebyrd~

    "That's why I think we're related."

    Yup....that's why we're bro and sis!

    "Small, controled groups of them are okay. Like small controled groups of badgers."

    HA! Love it....badgers!!!!

    "I'm also forced to be in contact with people due to having to work. Sometimes I smile and make nice all the while picturing them with a fork in their eye."

    Bwhahahahahhahahahahaah! Meeeeeeeeee too!

    "Anyway, here we are on Monday back to dealing with people BUT one less person we'll never have to deal with is food for the fishes! YAY! America!"

    YAY America!

    I've got today off, but I'll be returning to the public tomorrow.

    Pray for me!

    Thanks for stopping by, Sis! Have a fantabulous week!

    (((( Nitebyrd )))))

    X

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  10. Good Morning SuziCate~

    "Small groups in small doses, oh yes, I feel that! I abhor being in a huge crowd."

    HA! I had a feeling you were the same way. I think most creative-type people are.

    " I dislike chaos as well which is usually what I experience in large groups, that and being uncomfortable."

    What's really odd, is that I don't like large groups/parties either, however I don't mind living in a city which can be VERY crowded and chaotic. Especially a city like NY (which I LOVE). Isn't that strange?

    " I do social when I have to, but I'd rather be alone or with only a few people at a time."

    Ditto!

    Thanks for stopping by, Suzi! Have a supa' week!

    X

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  11. Hiya Jen~

    "First of all, that picture scared me."

    HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA! Isn't it SCARY????? I've had that photo downloaded on my computer for the past two months; not knowing what the hell I was going to use it for until I wrote I this post. It's perfect!

    " I had to help at an Expo this weekend for the Espana Products people. It was pouring down rain and freezing and I had to put a big smile on my face and keep saying, "Are you familiar with our products?" Ugh! I'm not a sales person at all. It was so exhausting."

    Yup...isn't sales FUN?????? It's great practice for me in patience - UGH!

    Always FAB seeing ya, my friend. Hope you had a great weekend.

    Enjoy your week!

    X

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  12. Bonjour Susu~

    "I am like super social, and then - bam! - have to load, and seriously, the poor lil' batteries."

    Yes, you being a Leo, I'm not surprised. I have A LOT of Leo in my astological chart (four planets as a matter of fact), therefore I can TOTALLY relate.

    " I jog, go to the movies, watch TV, read, blog, paint... I get my solitude quota fulfilled, and ..have to see some folks!!"

    That sounds like an awesome balance!

    "Life is a layer cake! All tastes are needed. Yum to that!"

    I LOVE how you said that! It's brilliant!

    Thank you for stopping by, beautiful lady! Have a flawless week!

    Ciao....X

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  13. I could have written that entire blog myself. Thank you for letting the rest of us know that we aren't the only ones who feel as you do. It gives us a sense of "normalcy", whatever that is.

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  14. Greetings myfwbs~

    Welcome! Thank you for stopping by and sharing a comment. So nice to meet you!

    "Thank you for letting the rest of us know that we aren't the only ones who feel as you do. It gives us a sense of "normalcy", whatever that is."

    Yes, us 'normal' people need to stick together, whatever that is - HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Please stop by whenever you wish. You're always welcomed here.

    Have a super week!

    X

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  15. Ok, that picture is just awful!!! LOL

    I can relate to what you are saying. I love parties and going out with friends, but I much prefer smaller groups. I have trouble listening when so many conversations are going on at once. It gives me a headache!

    I used to work retail and the customers AND co-workers drove me nuts sometimes. This was long before cell phones and ipods. I can only imagine how annoying that must be now.

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  16. Hola Bijoux~

    "Ok, that picture is just awful!!! LOL"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Isn't it hideous????

    "I love parties and going out with friends, but I much prefer smaller groups. I have trouble listening when so many conversations are going on at once. It gives me a headache!"

    Yes, I know exactly what you mean. It's like sensory overload.

    " I used to work retail and the customers AND co-workers drove me nuts sometimes. This was long before cell phones and ipods. I can only imagine how annoying that must be now."

    Oh bless you, so you understand totally! One thing that drives me insane is when a customer is on their cell phone and they 'wave' me over to help them, only to deal with them talking to someone else and me at the same time.

    Grrrrrrrrrrrr!

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend! Have a great week!

    X

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  17. what a week in the episodic adventure of life! My job is so droll in comparison with yours. But I'm ok with that after years of travel and stress. Funny how at the end of the day or end of the busy week, the absolute best way to spend our time is right in our very own homes. No extra noise, no guests.
    ~~
    thank you for stopping by. Cristy and I both love reading your comments. I tried to leave a comment for you on your apple+orange post last Friday but something went wrong.
    ~~
    Speaking of crowds and K-Y jelly...3 words: Cinco de Mayo. Oh yes. Everyone's favorite tequila-based celebration is nearly upon us. Just another day in paradise.
    xoxo

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  18. I don't know...anybody who carries around a tube of KY Jelly for just such occasions strikes me as a generally social type!

    Maybe a bit too social...

    ;)

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  19. we must be related, hi i'm valerie.

    i'm not a social butterfly by nature, i had to learn how to be in certain situations. i turn it on or off like a faucet.

    then again with some people, i can talk their ear off, but i'm happily quiet.

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  20. Doesn't that picture just say it!

    <-- doesn't DO people

    <-- does people all week long

    <-- is peopled out by the weekend (if not before)

    <-- prefers to be alone on her free time, or in the company of himself (who IS a people person OMG how did that happen!)

    <-- not even certain she LIKES people. :-/

    JUST sayin'.........

    But I like you--so that explains the 'alien' status you maintain with me and howscome I like you so much.

    Lucky you.

    <-- said that with deepest sympathy and regard she can muster

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  21. Howdy Mark~

    "I don't know...anybody who carries around a tube of KY Jelly for just such occasions strikes me as a generally social type!

    Maybe a bit too social..."

    Bwhahahahahahahaha! I KNEW! KNEW! KNEW! you would pick up on that one - bravo!

    Thanks for stopping by, bud. And thanks for sharing your awesome humor!

    Hope you had a FAB Monday!

    X

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  22. Hey V~

    "we must be related, hi i'm valerie."

    HA! Hi Valerie, nice to meet you!

    "i'm not a social butterfly by nature, i had to learn how to be in certain situations. i turn it on or off like a faucet."

    Yup, I know what you mean because I have to do the same thing for work.

    "then again with some people, i can talk their ear off, but i'm happily quiet."

    Ditto, my friend! It's funny how with some people I can be that way too. But all in all, I'm happy being quiet.

    Thanks for stopping by, girl! Hope you had a GRAND Monday!

    X

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  23. Hi Diane~

    "Funny how at the end of the day or end of the busy week, the absolute best way to spend our time is right in our very own homes. No extra noise, no guests."

    AMEN, sista'!

    I adore my job, truly I do. But sometimes (like last week) it wipes me out. Also, right around Christmas time - UGH!

    You are so welcome, my friend! I love reading and commenting on your blog. You are such an inspiration! Sorry to hear about you difficultly leaving a comment last week. Blogger freaks out now and then :(

    "Speaking of crowds and K-Y jelly...3 words: Cinco de Mayo. Oh yes. Everyone's favorite tequila-based celebration is nearly upon us. Just another day in paradise."

    HA! Oh, how FUNNY! Maybe you'll post some photos on your blog about it? Hope so!

    MUCHO thanks for stopping by, Diane! Hope you had a FAB Monday!

    X to you and Cristybella!

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  24. Hiya Mel~

    "Doesn't that picture just say it!"

    Doesn't it, though? It's a perfect visual for what I mean - HA!


    <-- doesn't DO people

    <-- does people all week long

    <-- is peopled out by the weekend (if not before)

    <-- prefers to be alone on her free time, or in the company of himself (who IS a people person OMG how did that happen!)

    <-- not even certain she LIKES people. :-/"

    Yup...somehow I knew (being a Libra) you would feel the same way as I.

    "But I like you--so that explains the 'alien' status you maintain with me and howscome I like you so much.

    Lucky you.

    <-- said that with deepest sympathy and regard she can muster"

    Bwhahahahahahahahaha! OMG Mel....you SLAY me!

    And I like you too, fellow-alien!

    ((((( You )))))

    Thanks so much for stopping by tonight. Hope you had a supa' Monday!

    X to you and the bug!

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  25. OH I heard about that festival (Northern Liberties?) and was a little envious that I only do the smaller ones. I think the LGBT community would have LOVED my rainbow (chakra) earrings! lol
    I do know that you need and love your quiet down time. It's a Libran thing... must have that balance!! Since I'm a Sag, I tend to prefer the social side. I can talk to anyone, anywhere, about anything! I CAN be alone. I CAN be quiet. I do have down time. But I do NEED to be out and about. Sometimes, instead of eating lunch at home alone, I'll go over to the bookstore cafe and eat. Even though I'm technically by myself there alot, the social stuff is going on all around me.
    Bwwwaahahaha to that picture!!!
    Have a great week! Wasn't today just glorious?!

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  26. Hi ron good post just wanted to stop by and say HIIIIIIIIIII miss ya and talk to you soon

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  27. Hiya Crystal Chick~

    No, the festival I was referring to was on Broad Street and it was HUGE. They even had a ferris wheel in the street! And yes, they did have a LGBT festival too, however that one was down at Penn's Landing. And YUP, they would definitely love your rainbow earrings - wink!

    "I do know that you need and love your quiet down time. It's a Libran thing... must have that balance!!"

    Yup, you know your astology well! Us Libras need our quiet time.

    And yes, I do know that SAGS are very social people by nature.

    "Sometimes, instead of eating lunch at home alone, I'll go over to the bookstore cafe and eat. Even though I'm technically by myself there alot, the social stuff is going on all around me."

    I'll do the same thing sometimes. That's WHY I love living in a city environment. Because I can be alone, but ALSO be with people.

    Isn't the picture faaaaaabulous? It was perfect for my feelings - HA!

    Yes, today was glorious! I was out and about all afternoon, taking photos and enjoying the weather. It's perfect weather right now. I'm just not looking forward to summer :(

    Thanks for stopping by, M! ALWAYS such a joy to read your comments. Hope you had a super Monday. Have a great week!

    X

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  28. *jumping up and down*

    OMG! OMG! OMG! It's Cindy!!!!!!

    I've been thinking about you and Jimmy for the past two weeks and wondering how you were doing. I hope all is well. I MISS YOU GUYS SO MUCH!!!!!

    I do hope you'll be back blogging soon!

    Thanks sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much for stopping by, girl! You made my day!

    ((((( Cindy + Jimmy )))))

    Have a great week!

    X ya's!

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  29. I also get overwhelmed and EXHAUSTED when I have to be "ON" for that many days/ that many hours/ with that many people. IN A ROW.

    For us Libra's it's TRULY taxing.

    Get some rest my friend!
    xoxoox

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  30. Hellooooooo Meleah~

    "I also get overwhelmed and EXHAUSTED when I have to be "ON" for that many days/ that many hours/ with that many people. IN A ROW."

    Yup....for us Libra's it's truly taxing, isn't it?

    I had yesterday and today off, so thankfully I've gotten a lot of catch up rest; ready to go tomorrow!

    Thanks for stopping by, girl! Hope you had a FAB Monday!

    xoxoxoxxo

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  31. P.S. Meleah....

    Oooops...I forgot to tell you that I rented the movie Love And Other Drugs, so I'll be watching tonight.

    Can't wait!

    X

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  32. oh good heavens we were separated at birth
    I'm quite good - very patient and friendly with strangers, I just act like I'm putting on a play

    BUT - if I'm going to have to see them again and again, or be related to them then I must have small doses only with lots of breaks in between and my last nerve better be packed in bubble wrap

    I adore doing things on my own and rarely feel lonely doing that

    I most adore being with people you can say anything to, people who get it
    I've lived too long to work too hard at a conversation

    I think I know that guy ;)

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  33. I just have a couple of questions... exactly HOW MUCH K Y jelly did it take to get your head up your A$$ and how many tubes is it gonna take to get it back out? I mean, I've heard of hiding your head in the sand, but up your A$$?? GENIUS!! No one would ever think to look for it THERE! LOL


    I agree with the socialable in small doses with small groups thing too... two peas in a pod!

    Hope you had a marvelous Monday! Mine was spent driving all day and unsuccessfully avoiding traffic tickets!

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  34. Yeah, having to be "on" at work is the pits. But of course that's what you have to do with any job. And as they say, "you don't have to work there". But to this I say, "How else am I supposed to earn money?" I don't know very many people who, if asked, would say that they don't consider their job to be work. In this I take solace knowing that others suffer just as much as you and I do at our professions.

    Now, if only I could win the lottery... (please excuse me while I go daydream about never having to work again. Ahhhhh...)

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  35. Somehow I suspected this. I swear, sometimes I hear myself being perky and sociable in groups and I think, "who the hell is talking??"

    Sleeping without setting the alarm is DIVINE!! Hope you enjoyed it~xoxo

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  36. Hiya Chrissy~

    "Somehow I suspected this."

    You GO, girl! And you were RIGHT!

    "I swear, sometimes I hear myself being perky and sociable in groups and I think, "who the hell is talking??"

    Yes, I know what you mean!!! It's like a totally different other person.

    OMG, it was so nice to go to bed and NOT have to set the alarm.

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz....until late morning.

    Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you and the gang had a FAB weekend!

    X to you and the gang!

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  37. Hello Lady Dianne~

    DITTO on your WHOLE comment!!!!!

    Yes, we were separated at birth!

    "BUT - if I'm going to have to see them again and again, or be related to them then I must have small doses only with lots of breaks in between and my last nerve better be packed in bubble wrap."

    Bwhahahahahahahahahahaha! BUBBLE WRAP!!!!! FLAWLESS!

    And I TOTALLY agree with you!

    I too adore being with people I can say anything to. And GET it.

    And I think I know that gal :)

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, dearest lady. Hope you had a GRAND day!

    X to you and the gang!

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  38. Gosh, Ron, it sounds like you had a rough time there. When you say "I prefer being social in small dosages and in small groups" I know exactly what you mean!! Take care!

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  39. Hiya Peg~

    "... exactly HOW MUCH K Y jelly did it take to get your head up your A$$ and how many tubes is it gonna take to get it back out?"

    Bwhahahhahaahhaahahaha! That CRACKED ME UP!

    " I mean, I've heard of hiding your head in the sand, but up your A$$?? GENIUS!! No one would ever think to look for it THERE! LOL

    Bwhahahhahahahahahahaha! THAT CRACKED ME UP TOO!

    Yes, small dosages with small groups of people.

    AMEN!

    MUCHO thanks for stopping by, dear friend! Hope you had a marvelous Monday too! And glad to hear you didn't get any traffic tickets!

    X

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  40. Howdy Herman~

    "I take solace knowing that others suffer just as much as you and I do at our professions."

    AMEN!

    But I have to say, on the whole I LOVE my work.

    Except the "people" part - HA!

    Always so FAB to see ya, buddy! Hope you had great Monday. Have a GREAT week!

    X to you and the family!!

    P.S. I'll keep my fingers crossed that you win the lottery!

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  41. Hiya Rob~

    "Gosh, Ron, it sounds like you had a rough time there."

    OY VEY! You said it.

    However, I feel MUCH better that I've had two days off. I feel rested and renewed. Ready for another week.

    "When you say "I prefer being social in small dosages and in small groups" I know exactly what you mean!!

    Amen!

    Always great to see you, Rob! Hope your week is FAB!

    X

    P.S. aren't you enjoying this glorious spring weather we're having?

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  42. I quite like people - No, that's a lie. I quite like socialising with a small group of friends or family, but I don't like the general public much. So many of them are loud, aggressive and void of any manners.

    I'm not too surprised that you like your quiet times. It's then we can reflect on our life and also do what we want, when we want. It's a healthy balance in life :)

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  43. Hey Babs~

    "I quite like people - No, that's a lie. I quite like socialising with a small group of friends or family, but I don't like the general public much. So many of them are loud, aggressive and void of any manners."

    I think what you shared here is exactly what I'm trying to say.

    Because I'm involved with the general public all day, I understand what you mean about loud, aggressive and void of manners - UGH!

    "I'm not too surprised that you like your quiet times. It's then we can reflect on our life and also do what we want, when we want. It's a healthy balance in life."

    Exactly. Balance.

    Thank you for stopping by, Babs. Hope you're having a super week and book writing!

    X

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  44. If your photo could only be possible it would eliminate the need for a colonoscopy. There has been times when I spent years with my head up my ass. It was only when I farted that I know that what I was up to really stunk.
    There are times when all of us just want to be alone and regroup. If anyone say they are different and that that they cannot survive with out constant contact. Then slowly proceed to go behind them and gently secure your stance and grab their shoulders and pull until you hear the pop of a head being removed from the anal spincter. Then go back to the front of the person and lean close and whisper into the person ear. "Welcome back shithead."

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  45. "If your photo could only be possible it would eliminate the need for a colonoscopy. There has been times when I spent years with my head up my ass. It was only when I farted that I know that what I was up to really stunk."

    OMG Dave.....that was freakin' HILARIOUS!

    Bwhahahahahahahaahahaha! I DYIN' over here!!!!

    And you're right....

    "If anyone says they are different and that that they cannot survive with out constant contact. Then slowly proceed to go behind them and gently secure your stance and grab their shoulders and pull until you hear the pop of a head being removed from the anal spincter. Then go back to the front of the person and lean close and whisper into the person ear. "Welcome back shithead."

    Bwhahahahahahahahahaha! I just spewed my morning coffee!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and adding your brilliant humor, my friend.

    You ROCK!

    Have a great week, Dave!

    X

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  46. ok. TOTALLY relate!

    i am one of those people who is a notorious social butterfly....i think people just assume it cus i'm always the life of the party and take on the role of entertaining people.. but honestly, i don't really like it either. it's exhausting.

    and i'm only 30.... and ten o clock bed time starts to look waay more appealing than 2 am stumbling in with an entire day to recover.

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  47. Hi Ronnie,

    Its nice to see you! I have been busy also and in a slow blog period. It happens to all of us.

    Now, when you said that you were not a "people person", I was thinking about playing roles. You especially are an actor and continue to play your roles. Be friendly, be smiley, be the model employee that they all want...
    Well dude, I must have flunked Sociability 101 too because I can't do this...

    I am a one on one or small group person too! We are very much alike like this :)So, I understand.

    What kind of festival was going on? Yes, bad timing!! You felt like kicking butt every few feet, I am sure!!

    Hugs to ya and see you soon xo

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  48. Hola Blunt~

    "i am one of those people who is a notorious social butterfly....i think people just assume it cus i'm always the life of the party and take on the role of entertaining people.. but honestly, i don't really like it either. it's exhausting."

    HA! You and I are TOTAL besties because you took the words out of my mouth!!! What is it about us 'taking on the role of entertaining people people', that everyone assumes we're like that 24/7?

    Not!

    "and i'm only 30.... and ten o clock bed time starts to look waay more appealing than 2 am stumbling in with an entire day to recover."

    I think you shared that your horoscope is Cancer, so I can totally understand that. Most Cancers like to go to bed early and love being at home. My brother is a Cancer and he's the same way.

    Thanks for stopping by, girl! Hope you're having a GREAT week!

    X

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  49. Hey there Barbara~

    "Now, when you said that you were not a "people person", I was thinking about playing roles. You especially are an actor and continue to play your roles. Be friendly, be smiley, be the model employee that they all want...

    Well dude, I must have flunked Sociability 101 too because I can't do this..."

    You're right, it's like playing a role and hoping to win an Academy Award for Best Smiling Performance in Retail - HA!

    Thank god I had some acting training!!!!

    "I am a one on one or small group person too! We are very much alike like this :)So, I understand."

    That must be why we get along, my friend! I much prefer smaller, more intimate groups.

    "What kind of festival was going on? Yes, bad timing!! You felt like kicking butt every few feet, I am sure!!"

    Yeah, I did! HA! It was a Spring Street Festival that ran from City Hall down past Spruce Street. It was HUGE. In fact, there were festivals going on all weekend throughout the city.

    Thanks for stopping by, partner! Hope you're having a great week!

    (((( Barb ))))

    X to you and D!

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  50. really! i thought you are a social person as well! but it was mostly from the way you wrote n the kind comments you often left at my place. i directly assume you are very outgoing. hah! but i definitely do enjoy having your company. :)

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  51. Greetings Levian~

    " but i definitely do enjoy having your company."

    And ditto, my friend!

    I think for me, I enjoy being around people (in person) in small dosages and small groups. The thing I LOVE about blogging is that it allows me to focus on one person at a time (through comments) and really give each one my undivided attention. In larger social groups I find it more challenging to do so.

    Thank you for stopping by, Levian. Hope you're having a swell week!

    X

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  52. I wish someone would do something about the total lack of social graces that have taken over this techy society of ours, Ron. I'm with you - nothing more annoying than trying to hold a conversation, or have dinner with, or try to engage some person who has a piece of machinery glued to the side of their head.

    Here to a renaissance in manner and polite social discourse.

    xox Grace

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  53. Hiya Grace~

    It's so great to see you!!!!!!!

    " wish someone would do something about the total lack of social graces that have taken over this techy society of ours, Ron."

    THANK YOU!!!! I'm all for technology, but OMG...there is time and a place for everything. Living a city, you see SO MANY people walking down a crowded street TEXT MESSAGING and not paying attention to where they're walking. And when they BANG into you they look at YOU with an attitude like, "How rude!"

    That drives me insane.

    "Here to a renaissance in manner and polite social discourse."

    Here! Here!

    Thanks for stopping by, Grace! Hope you're enjoying a FAB spring!

    XOX

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  54. OMG! Eww.

    That last image just erased every word that I finished reading.

    Sorry, what was that? What were you saying Ronnie darling?

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  55. Hellooooooo Katherine~

    "OMG! Eww.

    That last image just erased every word that I finished reading."

    HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I know, isn't it HORRENDOUS? But, I couldn't resist!

    Sorry to eww you out, my friend :)

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, Katherine. Have a fab weekend!

    X

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