Tuesday, January 16, 2007

I Can Freeze or Natter, Your Choice.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007
So here's my question:

Am I ever going to grow out of my dysfunctional behaviour around and with attractive individuals? When faced with someone I find aesthetically appealing or intellectually appealing or what-have-you, I will do one of two things, guaranteed- I will turn bright red and freeze completely, inable to produce even the slightest noise other than the Xena-Warrior-Princess Battle Cry/Turkey Gobble...or...I will babble on senslessly about the stoopidest things, not an ounce of wit or charm to be found. (Not that there is much wit or charm anyway, but dudes. I'm from Saskatchewan, give a girl a break)

Is this something I'm just going to have to accept? Will I grow out of this? Should I surround myself with extremely Goodlookings and hope that I'm just shocked out of it? I hear that works with other fears, like heights, and legless reptilian creatures that make me hyperventillate.

Or is it best to blind myself with some Lye or something, so I can continue on my life's path of not reproducing with someone who has awesome genetics, thus depriving the world of our super-spawn?


Carmabelle said...

~GASP~ Are you saying Saskatchewan girls have no charm or wit?! I'll have you know that I have plenty of charm and decent amounts of wit! And I am pretty sure I do not hold the monopoly on these two traits in our fine province. BAH.

Miss Canthus said...

As a person who has more than 30 years on you, I can promise you that it seems to be difficult, if not impossible, to totally eliminate many of those embarrassing traits we somehow acquired when we were young.

HOWEVER, there is reason for hope. When young you feel that everyone is judging you. One of the best things about getting older is that you realize that people really aren't as judgemental as you thought. Or damn them if they are! They have a problem! And, when you really think about it, worrying about what others think about you is actually a self-absorbed activity. In other words, we need to stop thinking about ourselves.

Another realization I reached about 25 years ago, is that I almost feel sorry for good-looking and/or celebrities. Depending on the heights of adoration they have achieved, just think about how many people act like idiots around them. They would hardly know any normal people! So feel sorry for them!!

That's today's chapter of Miss Canthus' Words of Wisdom.

Meg said...

Firstly, Saskie girls have SCADS of charm and wit and style and grace. I, unfortunately, have all the grace of a one legged cow, but you, my love, have bushels of all.

Secondly, THANK YOU for the words of wisdom, miss canthus. I always appreciate it when you comment.

Thirdly, why isn't it 5:00 yet?

Raymondo said...

Miss Canthus has truly provided a generous dollop of wisdom in this matter. I can also assure you, that like facial blemishes, social faux paux never really go away, so get used to them and understand that most people take very little notice.

Some of the people I most admire have made lots of what they think are silly social mistakes. As we get older, we learn to laugh at ourselves, as there is so much to laugh at! If we can learn to do that, our fears subside and we can just enjoy each other without worrying about how impressed (or not)anyone is with us.

Miss Canthus said...

Well done raymondo!

Yep, if you feel you have to impress someone, then they aren't worth knowing.

Has it occurred to you that maybe people just want to know you as you really are? I have heard via the grapevine that you are a pretty colourful character. Personally, I would rather know a person of such character than someone who worries about how they look or act or all that crap.

Oops, this has developed into another issue of Miss Canthus' Words of Wisdom. I hadn't intended to do that....