Friday, May 3, 2013

Story of My Life - Day 3

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Day 3, Friday: Things that make you uncomfortable

I am uncomfortable when...

- people say the word "retarded."  My sister is special needs, and I ma getting my Master's in Special Education, so this one just makes me cringe.  And I get uncomfortable, because I want to say something, but I don't like a lot of confrontation.  But, come on many other adjectives in the English Language can we substitute so we don't use this derogatory term?  Tons.

- I am wearing a bathing suit.  I am really unhappy at my current weight, so I hate it when I have to wear one, but I truly love the water.

- when people ask me "so what do you do?"  I work for the government, but it's not glamorous, and I am not using any of the degrees I earned.  Joel's job is so exciting:  he's an Engineer in the Air Force, so he's done humanitarian construction on three different continents, building schools, shelters, and hospitals.  My job is nothing in comparison.

- when people ask me where I'm from.  This sounds weird, but I was born in Indiana, moved to Germany for seven years, and now I live in the 'burbs of St. Louis.  So I really don't know how exactly to answer this one.  Doesn't help when Joel and I get asked that and he's from Oregon, blah, blah...

- when there is yelling or fighting.  As stated above, I hate confrontation, so I get really quiet and nervous in situations like this.

- when I have crappy friends and want to sever the relationship.  Also, when friends constantly flake on me, because I want to tell them I'm hurt, but you know...

- when I take a new class of any kind.  Fitness classes, especially.  I feel like the new kid at school that has no business being there.


Katiellirb said...

Oh my - I am TERRIFIED of taking classes at the gym. I seriously know everyone is staring at me. Or so it seems. ;)

Jen said...

I feel that way about gym classes too, I always feel so awkward.

Janna Renee said...

I think we all hate confrontation. I really don't like gym classes either. I don't mind yoga cuz it's dark, but Zumba and the like are too much!