The 3 Minute Memoirs – Do You Get Anxious When Strangers Speak To You?

OMG a stranger spoke to me today! I had to fight my instinct to just scream and run far far away like a crazy person!

I’m actually quite overexcited in this video so I hope it cheers you all up if you’re having not such a good day 🙂 ❤

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6 thoughts on “The 3 Minute Memoirs – Do You Get Anxious When Strangers Speak To You?

  1. Yep, awkward silences… how to end a conversation and leave… totally my thing too 😀 Although, I’m pondering an alternative scenario: If you’d have known a stranger was going to come in and start chatting, would you have avoided the situation? I’m pretty sure I would have, so I’m usually ‘thankful’ random things like this put me out of my comfort-zone at little (and give us something to ponder, talk about, and improve upon). I find I plan everything out in my head too rigidly, like: go to the shops, bank and library… then if someone ‘interrupts’ that then my reaction is to avoid them and keep myself on track with my plans (which would involve making an excuse to leave or not being chatty in return so a conversation ends quick). But, I try and consciously counteract that by telling myself to “be open to random, be open to random…” before I set out on my day, oh, and to “smile”… I think I have a natural frown which doesn’t help with these situations and makes people think I’m not friendly. Just think, in another situation you’ll now be better equipped 😀

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    • That’s a great question! And no, I wouldn’t have avoided it…I like to think I wouldn’t have! Successfully achieving something when forced out of our comfort zone is the only way to gain confidence. Thank you for the comment and thoughtful response 🙂 xx

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  2. I can definitely relate to what you described. I was at a casino last week and was getting ready to leave the machine I was playing on when a lady sat beside me. She started talking to me so even though I was ready to move on I stayed at the same machine (even though it wasn’t paying and I was losing money) because I didn’t want her to think I was leaving because of her. I sometimes worry too much about offending people and what people think of me.
    On an unrelated note, I love your sweater 🙂

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