I'm not your bitch, don't hang your shit on me.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Hit 'em high expectations

Expectations are high whenever you meet someone for the first time. You want them to be the person you thought they are in your mind. Whenever I see people who read Human Nature for the first time, the reaction is always the same.

Wow. He's so much sexier in person. Holy shit. What a body. Grrr...

Actually, that's not how it goes (although it does sound like that in my mind).

The first thing they tell me is how small (i.e. not modelesque tall, yet surprisingly slim) I am, and how not-mean/angry I come across.

The first comment doesn't come as much of a shock because photos lie (unless I'm wearing underwear, then they're telling the truth). Take three dimensions and compress them into two and a morphing (not morphine) occurs - the 10 pounds heavier effect.

The second comment does come as a surprise because I don't think I am really that mean. HN is primarily a means of venting about all the crap that's going on in my life and the world, in general. In fact, after a few minutes, they realize I smile a lot, make fun of myself and am generally a pleasant person... unless I'm having a bad day at work, haven't eaten, or slept in the past few days.

That's what fascinating about expectations: the higher they are, the more you have to live up to them, but the lower the are, people are genuinely surprised that you're really not an asshole.


Blogger Brice said...

I've never thought you were mean. Just a little frustrated with idiots.

August 11, 2008 8:59 am  
Blogger Random Thinker said...

Wow, now I can't wait to meet you in person.

I promise not to have high expectaions if you promise the same.


August 11, 2008 6:23 pm  
Blogger Naijadude said...

I have never thought you were mean and angry either!! Idiots gets on nerves but does that make you angry? NOPE!!!
Expectations werent so high and you met them quite well except from the height though.. I was expecting a bit taller... hehehhe

It was nice meeting you though....

August 13, 2008 5:49 pm  

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