I Resolve to…
Yay, 2006. Another year under the belt and time to make some New Years resolutions. I’m normally not one to make a New Years resolution. I think if I wanted to point out my shortcomings that I could find a better way than failing to meet goals that sound good after a night of drinking. But, since this year I didn’t do a lot of drinking, I figure I can at least make one New years resolution.
This year I resolve to be nicer to people. I know that’s a pretty bland resolution, but after much introspection I’ve come to find out that I’m a real a$$hole. I rarely ask people the common questions one should ask when trying to start a conversation; like: “How are you doing?”, “How’s the job?”, “So, where are you from?” and “How was your (weekend, holiday, birthday, etc.)?”
Lot’s of people at least act like they are interested in me. I’m always getting asked questions like these and I end up giving a short history lesson on myself to people that I have no real interest in speaking to in the first place, or I give them such a short answer that it ends the conversation right then. I rarely ask them a question that they could use to segway into their own history or personal stories and usually when I finish answering, whatever question they ask me, I just vacate the area and pretend we weren’t speaking to begin with. I should ask a return question that would at least give the appearance that I was interested in them. I wonder if people would be able to sense my insincerity, and think me a bigger a$$hole than if I just stayed the course with the current SOP? Maybe I should just come to grips with the fact that I just hate most people and find them uninteresting.
I’ve changed my mind. “Be nicer to people” is no longer my New Years resolution. This year I now resolve to find a way to let people know that I hate them on a superficial level with out making them cry. Any suggestion on how to do that?