How is the week treating you?
I’m in a chaotic and stressful week: it’s the last week of the NaNoWriMo challenge, and I’m about to win it this year… Very exciting, but also slightly terrifying to think I’ll have written 50,000 words for a novel!
Anyway, I was having a conversation with one of my best friends on whatsapp earlier, and we talked about approaching people we find attractive, and how difficult it is… Some of you that know me personally will realise this is a topic I’m focused on these days!
It’s amazing the amount of barriers we build ourselves! We fail at it even before we try it! Many people have different ways of flirting, from a “how ya doin’?” to a whole range of elaborate strategies and techniques…
However, no matter what your style is, chances are at some point or another you’ve been rejected (if you haven’t, great! but let me tell you, you’re about to…) It might have been ok, or it might have been devastating… Truth is if you put yourself out there, you put yourself at risk, so rejection might happen.
Still, life goes on and all that, and someone attractive comes along, and you think of trying again… So hey, it’s not such a big deal, is it? But something inside might say: don’t, what if they don’t like you and they reject you?
Scary words… Especially coming from within your own self.
We tend to blow things out of proportion in our minds, and for that reason, during this conversation, I told my friend I had started compiling a list, just to put some perspective back into the game.
Before I realised it, she was contributed to the list with her own suggestions!
Some of them are serious, some of them are very funny…
- Losing your home
- Losing your job
- Losing an arm
- Losing a close relative
- Paper cut
- Getting lost in the bad part of town
- Getting blind
- Poor children in Africa
- Fighting with your best friend
- Burning yourself with frying oil
- Chopping onions
- Having no money at the beginning of the month
- Smelly feet
- Bad wine
- Bad breath
- Painful periods
- Missing the last train
- (Other people’s) Farts
- Smell of rotten
- Finding there’s no hot water… too late
- Sleazy perverts in a bar
- A bad kiss
- Bad sex
- Trying to cut a steak with a blunt knife
- Falling off your snowboard
- Falling off a chairlift
- Going out of the toilets with your skirt tucked in your tights
- Having a red stain on your white trousers
- Feeling sick at work
- Sex with a sumo fighter
- Eating a scorpion
- Sand in your bikini
- Finding the perfect pair of shoes… just not in your size
- Walking barefoot on stones
- Stepping on a lego
- Gangnam Style
- Gordon Brown in Speedos
- Comb overs
- Fake tan
- Duck faces
- Camel toes
- Hitting your little toe with the coffee table’s leg
See? There are plenty of things that can be worse than a rejection, so next time you want something, be it asking that great guy/girl out, or talk to your boss about a pay rise you want, or anything similar, think about all the things in this list, and go for it!
What are your things worse than a rejection?