While I was chilling on a couch and waiting for my one o’ clock class today, a friend walked by. We nodded to each other and I asked, “How is it going Mark?” and instead of truly listening to what he said, as soon as he nodded, I interupted “Good!”
However, he replied “Not real good.” just as I said that. Why is it that we are used these “typical greetings” to one another instead of truly wondering how they are dong? It was just a reminder to me that I need to really care how others are feeling and also actually listen to them instead of lowering myself to cliché communication.
It's crazy how you can try to like someone so much, but no matter how hard you try they always manage to push you to your limit until you just get ticked off. I wish I could understand BOTH sides... but I hardly understand why I can't just tolerate it.
It always cracks me up when you say something like “You look nice” to someone and they (99% of the time, a girl) would say “What does that mean?” What do you THINK it means?? It means you look nice! What else would it mean?
Just another example that guys don’t speak in “code”… but girls still think we do. It’s a lose lose situation for guys. If we say something nice, we either get told it means something else or that we’re lying. If we don’t say anything at all, then we get criticized for not “complementing” them. Why can’t just pure logic be used?
Random thoughts that went through my head throughout the day:
8:19 AM (Waking up):"Stupid alarm clock… why are you going off? Crap. I lost an hour."
8:23 AM (Looking out my window): "Snow AGAIN?! Seriously Nebraska… Make up your mind!"
11:38 AM (Driving home from church): "Don’t fall asleep. Don’t fall as… Gah! I fell asleep!"
12:03 PM (Back home in my dorm):"I hate it when I’m both hungry and tired… I guess I’ll eat. I know, I’ll watch a movie while I eat, then I’ll do some chores, then homework and study for my midterms, and then take a nap/ go to bed early."
12:17 PM (Sitting at my desk): "Why am I on Tumblr and Facebook?? I was going to eat…"
12:34 PM (Heating up food):"Leftover pizza is a lifesaver"
1:56 PM (Watching The Cove & eating): "I HATE these freaking Japanese fisherman! How dare you kill those dolphins! GAHHH!"
2:19 PM (Doing my laundry in the guys dorms):"Where’s my freaking laundry? What the heck? Who took my cloths out of the drier and put them in the utility sink?! Stupid guys."
4:00 PM (Working in my room with the door open): "Man I have a headache all of a sudden… (Sniff) It smells like smoke… Wait. Who the #%&@! is smoking in dorms?!"
4:37 PM (Blogging on Tumblr): "Why am I still blogging? I was going to work on my homework and study for my test. This post didn’t turn out as great as I foresaw it."