Friday, March 25, 2011

More Than Meets The Eye…

I like to think of myself as a rather straightforward person.  What you see is what you get.  I’ve been told how I feel is perpetually written all over my face.  Occasionally this can cause minor embarrassment.  I will share a story of such embarrassment with you, my blog friends. 

In London, Ash, Allie and myself went to an authentic Spanish dinner in Soho.  The restaurant was quite small and we had to wait for several minutes in tight quarters.  A man was walking by and began to blow his nose inexplicably close to Allie’s face.  He continued to walk by (or so I thought) and Allie made a disgusted face.  I started to laugh uncontrollably.  This is nothing new.  I laugh.  A lot.  I’ve been told I’m the best audience because I laugh at everything and often can’t stop.  I didn’t realize the man in question was standing an inch behind me. 

As he made his way up the stairs I tried to hold it together.  In his semi-charming accent he said, “are you all right?”  To which I replied, choking on laughter, “I’m fine, thanks.”  I simply could not get a grip.  I was in the throws of a giggling fit.  In all honesty, I’m having trouble even typing this without laughing.  I don’t know if it was jet lag or Allie is just that funny, but I kept laughing throughout much of that dinner.  As we discussed what had just transpired Ash or Allie (I can’t remember who) said, “you were basically laughing in his face.”  Upon hearing that I felt awful.  I did laugh in his face.  He was probably offended as any normal person would be.  I’m a laughing/sneering/eye-rolling idiot sometimes. 

Being an emotional open book has some positives, though.  The people around me know when I’m having a good time.  On the flip side, it’s hard to hide when I’m miserable.  The only area of my life that seems untouched by facial expressiveness is the male dominated area.  It’s no secret that I suffer from a serious case of shyness.  I wish I could save my laughter, smiles, and mocking eye-roll for those special moments when I’m mid conversation with a cute boy, but alas they rear their ugly heads when I’m dealing with strangers I’ll never see again or close friends who are stuck with me for like. 

I hope this post made sense.  Oh well, at least I entertain myself :)

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