What’s an anti-social girl like me, doing in a job like this????

Anyone who knows me knows that apart from my friends (then I’m exceptionally vocal) I’m not one for engaging people I don’t know in conversation. I NEVER talk on planes, trains or buses. It’s quite easy for me to do the 24 hour flight to the UK without uttering a word (other than to the Air Steward when they ask what I want to eat!!). I sit in my seat, get out my book and that’s it. And I won’t even talk much to whoever I’m travelling with. I’m happy in my own little travelling world!

Sooooooooooooooooo, how come I work in our motel and have to talk and be nice to people ALL THE TIME??????? It’s crazy. It drives me crazy……

I’ve got better at it over the years, my conversation now stretches beyond the weather, but seriously I’d much rather be left alone.

I don’t like visitors either………. actually I’m ok with visitors during the day, which is when I’m at my most social (allegedly). But the evening, nah!!!! I’m happy to sit and watch my TV prog, or read, or do my jigsaw….

My partner, however, could talk for England…. non-stop…….. I don’t know how he does it. Luckily I’ve learnt the art of nodding in the right places (he usually doesn’t notice). And of my children, it looks like my daughter takes after me (we can sit in the car in silence for hours) and my son… just like his dad!!!

So, what about you…. are you a talker?

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8 thoughts on “What’s an anti-social girl like me, doing in a job like this????

  1. If I have to pick one, I guess I’m a talker… but like you I need my space at times, and I’m not sure I could be an innkeeper or work in a job that requires being nice to people, especially first thing in the morning.
    I can definitely do a long flight without uttering a word to my neighbour, but at the same time, if I do get drawn into a conversation with someone I can be happy with that, too. Depending on my mood. I think people close to me have learned to read my signals. Okay, it’s probably not that hard. Get a grunt or a sneer, it’s the non-talking me that day.

  2. Ha! This is so funny, Sara, and I can sooo relate. I’m definitely not a talker but I will talk if prodded. And I hate pop-in visitors. I don’t even know why I have a mobile phone. Actually, I do–I use it as a watch.

  3. HAHAHA! OMG so funny. Remember how we talked to each other on the plane that time? Two polite strangers being all… polite…Hilarious!!!!!!

    PS I’m late with this one because I’ve not been able to get on your blog for the last week!!!

  4. Christina, it still makes me laugh especially as it was so noisy we couldn’t hear what the other one was saying. Still, it didn’t harm our friendship, at least now we’d tell one another we can’t hear.

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