Tuesday, February 17, 2009

TBWCYL Day 48 - Impressionism

Today I was given the task of having a perfect stranger fill out a page in my book that says

"Hello! If you have one minute, would you please write down your first impression of me, for an experiment. Please be as honest as you can. If you want you can shut this book when you're finished and I'll only look when you're gone. Thank you."

So, I set out to find someone to do this and found that it isn't easy to find someone with a minute. I didn't want to randomly walk up to someone on the street so I tried to coincide this with some shopping I had to do. I took it in to Best Buy with me where the woman at the Customer Service counter had such a sour look on her face I didn't even try.

Then I went to Target and they were so busy that I knew I would just get rejected so I didn't ask there either. I had dinner at Taco Bueno, which for some reason I had a huge craving for, and the drive through guy was working the front register too so he was too swamped to even try and ask. I was getting short on ideas when I returned to the scene of the crime, so to speak, Half Price Books. You see, this is where I got the book and I am much more comfortable with this surrounding so I walked right up to the guy at the buy back counter and asked him to fill in my book.

After staring at me and being somewhat bewildered, it finally dawned on him what I was doing. He also claimed to be too busy, who else is going to check all those CD cases to verify the right disks are in them, so he told me to look around and see if another employee could help me. I lucked out because there were two female employees coming out of the office and I took my shot.

I am not sure her name, but a raspy voiced young woman helped me after giving me a few odd stares. Here is what she wrote.

"I thought you were very polite and you also seemed friendly and comfortable with yourself. You also have a baby face."

What??? I didn't shave this morning!!! Would a newborn have a 5'o clock shadow? I don't think so. It's odd to think that this is what someone thinks of me. It wasn't bad but for some reason I was a taken by surprise by that last comment.

That is all,


4 Ripples in the pond:

Addy's Daddy said...

Perhaps she didn't mean a smooth face like a baby, but rather a very chubby face with no hint of a jaw line. If that is what she meant, she was right on! She also could have just said that your face looks like you are continuously playing a game of Chubby Bunny....

Trinity said...

Just because you have a second job as the skeleton in Mrs. Engles Biology class doesn't mean you need to be jealous of my shapely form. And you better watch it or I am going to call your insurance and have you dropped for malnourishment.

Addy's Daddy said...

I don't even know a Mrs. Engles! My second job is with Mr. Uyrajerk! Are you even my HLM if you don't even know that?!?!

AND for you information, the insurance company already missed their deadline to declare me "sickly"! Theys hould have taken note of my parents' insurance and caught that during the pre-existing conditions check! SUCKERS!

Trinity said...

I like that malnourishment is now a preexisting condition