and…one more for today
I recently got an email asking me about the “recognizing thing.”
I get this question a lot, so I thought I would answer it here. People want to know if it still happens (yes, but not as much as it used to) and if I hate it (hate is a terribly strong word. I hate bigotry and raisins. I don’t hate getting recognized).
But mostly people say something like “I don’t get it – is it invasive if someone just comes up to say hello?”
The answer is no, it doesn’t make me angry or upset or annoyed – it’s nothing that simple or dramatic.
It makes me kind of embarrassed. It makes me shy. It makes me awkward. (Okay, more awkward.)
It’s never something I got accustomed to, so every time someone approaches me, I’m surprised. I worry that:
- I’m going to say something stupid to you
- you are going to see the pimple on…
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