Did you all know that people find me intimidating?
Josh went fishing with a guy that lives down the street from us and apparently it's the talk of the neighborhood.
First off I hate everyone.
Secondly I hate this guy's wife.
Thirdly a lot of people think I'm an intimidating person.
Luckily I have Josh to set people straight.
First of all I do not hate everyone!! This is some weird thing that people at work think too. I do not hate you if I do not speak to you every single time I see you. I'm one of those people that typically doesn't start a conversation with anyone first. I don't really approach people unless they engage me in conversation first. I'm sort of shy like that. I don't mean to be rude or come off as hating people I just typically have a hard time starting up a conversation with people so I just don't! It's my personality and it's nothing personal toward anyone!
Secondly I have seen this guy's wife 3 times in the last 2 years. Seriously 3 times! To me she's insecure if she thinks I hate her. I've actually spoken to her once and thought she was nice and her little boy is just a little older than Annika and they seemed to like each other. I even talked to her about him!
Thirdly I am 5'2 and 120 pounds. Am I really an intimidating person? This is not the first, or second, or even third time someone has told Josh I'm intimidating.
Reasons people give for me being intimidating:
~I seem to have everything "together", I dress in clean clothes, my hair looks perfect (people must be blind, I've been sporting a messy bun/headband combo for 3 weeks now to hide my gray hair), the girls look put together, the girls behave, blah, blah.
~I run 4 times a week and have the 2 girls by myself every single evening.
~I also cook them dinners and myself dinners and pack Annika a lunch for during the day and we've cut out processed junk so I'm always making something, baking something or cutting up fruits or veggies.
~I lost all my baby weight twice.
~I work full time with two kids.
I'm sure there are more things but those are the thinks that Josh gets told a lot.
Josh says he thinks people think I'm intimidating because I have a "bitch look" on my face sometimes! I swear I am not a mad/unhappy/horrible person! I do smile but I guess my relaxed/normal looking face looks bitchy!
One thing that my friend at work and I have noticed is that I am NEVER approached by a homeless person asking for money . Proof that even at 5'2 I scare the shit out of people or at least seem unapproachable :-) I'll take that one with all the homeless people that harrass my co-workers when they walk down the street at work.
Luckily I don't care if people don't like me and honestly if people think I hate them that's there own deal really, right? At least I know I don't hate them! I am going to work on the approaching people and being more friendly-ish towards people in our new neighborhood and I hope I don't intimidate people there because I'd actually like to make some new friends close to were we live!