That’s what I had going for me yesterday when I spoke in church. Unless I know you pretty well, am on vacation, or writing this blog, I’m pretty quiet. I wouldn’t say I’m shy necessarily…or maybe I would. I prefer to sit back and take in a situation, including people, before joining in. (*side note: just because someone is quiet does not, I repeat, does not mean they are stuck up, rude, or think they are better than you. They’re probably feeling awkward, uncomfortable, and unsure if they would be welcomed in conversation*)
I’ve been going to this particular ward for over a year now can call about 20 people by name and only actually spoken to maybe 7 of those. So imagine their surprise when I got up to the stand, without any notes or papers thank you very much, and was animated and *gasp!*…funny! At least that’s the most popular comment of feedback I received afterwards. Most went something like this, “You’re funny. I had no idea…” “You’re totally different than I thought….” One guy even said, “I actually stayed awake today and paid attention…” That’s the ultimate compliment because let’s be honest, church can be a snooze. I felt a little like Sally Fields when she accepted her Oscar in ’85 “…I can’t deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!” Which might be a bit of a dramatization but it’s my blog and that’s what I’m sticking with.
I even surprised myself at one point by semi-pimping myself out to the guys. After telling my oh so awesome stories, the ones that make me look like a complete idiot, I made a reference about how much fun I can bring to a party. Then I pointed out to the audience and said, “Guys, (pointed back to myself with a look and a nod that said I know you can’t help wanting a piece of this because I’m so unbelievably cool) it’s area code…” Naturally GP wasn’t there…Son of a B@%$#!
That was all yesterday. Today I’m another employee number trying to make it through another corporate day of whatever it is that I do. Cheers.