Wednesday, December 20, 2006

A Message from the Blue Bonnet Diner

I'm having lunch at the Blue Bonnet Diner and the menu offers me a little wisdom for the day. Namely:

You're about to happily greet a friend. You say

Here I am!


There you are!

There's a world of difference between these two statements. It reminds me that I'm not a fan of people who are self absorbed. Count me out when a person only sees the world and other people in relation to her/himself.

This is good to get off my chest. I've been stewing about it for a couple of months.

Hey, there you are!




    PS: in chat rooms ALL CAPS is equivalent to screaming... :)

  2. maria,

    i'm smiling....thank you.

  3. Sorry KJ, I don't know how I did it but my comments kept looping. Will you please permanently delete my mistakes? Thanks.

    Two months is a bit too long to keep something bottled up.

  4. Self-absorbed people: weren't you planning to help me out on that score? Never mind -- I'm coping much better than expected and way better than my brothers, so it's not really necessary. Whoops. I think I just (inadvertently) said "Here I am." :)

  5. Got me thinking...Im not lying I always say 'There you are!' :)


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  7. Frankly I can't remember what I say because I am just too happy to see my friends. We usually rush to one another and hug and kiss. If they were there first I ask if they have been waiting for a long time and then I say "It's great to see you, so how are you?"

    (P.S. I am having a hard time posting comments. If I can log in, I say the wrong thing!)

  8. I'm with Ces ... I usually run over, and hug my friend and squeal into his/her ear, "It's so good to see you!" If someone is looking for me in a crowded room, however, I'm guilty of the "Here I am!" approach. Interesting thoughts, KJ! xoxo

  9. And what prompted this...months later? In any event, I agree. So, are you there? Or am I here?

  10. ww, there are some acquaintances and some bloggers that so clearly put themselves in the center of the universe that it sends me out the door as fast as i can muster an exit. i am fortunate that our little blogging community is filled with such thoughtful and intelligent people. i've given up on a couple of blogs because the comments are always i-i-i.

    it was good to get it off my chest. now i'm happy.