Monday, May 27, 2013

First impressions

  I tend to not make a good first impression. People seem to get some notion of what I'm like in their head that is very inaccurate. Take my ex-husband-When he first met me, he thought I was rich and listened to Whitney Houston. A former date (NBF) said he ran into a girl I met with about getting an apartment. She instantly did not like me for whatever reason. One of my co-workers said "It's because you're pretty" very matter of fact. I might disagree, but the point is moot. I didn't get the apartment. This girl was complaining about her current roommate. So, NBF said he asked if a girl who "looked like Marilyn Monroe" looked at the apartment. His description, not mine. Not that I would ever hate THAT comparison. Anyway, I hope this is the roommate from hell, because she girl snubbed me for no reason. Girls can be so unfair. I was sweet & courteous. The perfect potential roomie. Her loss.
  I don't know why I give off weird impressions. A lot of people say that thought I would be snobby. Maybe it's my good posture. Perhaps I should slump upon greeting others. I'm always curious as to what anyone's first impression of me was. I recently started seeing someone. I had an absolutely adorable roommate at my old apartment. When I would come home from work, she'd be in the kitchen cooking with her boyfriend. Both so cute together. The day before we all moved out, I came home to find a third person in the kitchen- her handsome brother. He was so excited to meet me, "So, this is the mysterious roommate from the mysterious room.", he said. I assured him I was not mysterious. We started talking & literally talked the whole night (he really distracted me from packing). I think we were just so fascinated by each other. It was very platonic. We're the opposite of each other- he's talk, skinny & Russian. But, underneath our exteriors, it's like we had known each other for years. Instant comfort with each other. So much so, that we talked until we fell asleep on my bed. Gradually, our friendship deepened into something more. Thinking of myself as mysterious is hilarious. I think he's learning how silly I am. His first impression was probably way off, too. But, I'm glad the mystery was there to get his attention. One of the best nights of my life.