Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Smoke And Mirrors

In the profession that pays my bills, I deal with a lot of people. I find one thing rather interesting: There are people younger than myself that I envision as being older than me. I don't know how it happens. Maybe it's done with mirrors. It isn't a visual thing but an overall view of the person as a whole. Now, if I want to get psychological about it...maybe, it could be an inferiority complex. How many times have you come across an attractive person of the opposite gender and lost your sense of self? Do you shy away or pull back? Do you feel subservience overtake you? Are the next words coming out of your mouth going to sound like baby talk? Some also like to look at a confrontation as this as a confidence collision. Someone will lose, they always do. But, there will always be people that are younger than myself that for some reason will seem older and more mature. How I keep from talking with marbles in my mouth is another thing entirely.

4 comments:

Vavoom said...

Where I work I'm always the oldest. Yet I feel like I'm the youngest. In my case, though, I think I do it more to relate and not b/c of any inferiority complex.

LoraLoo said...

I've actually always considered you an "old soul" who always has the right thing to say...

If I had a dollar for every time someone attractive during my dating years had talked to me and all I could reply was little more than a squeak - well, I'd be retired. Isn't that why single people flock to bars?

An80sNut said...

Damn, that's where they go? That supermarket produce section rumor I heard about was really misleading.

An80sNut said...

And thank you, Lora. If I always seem to have the right thing to say, it's because I have the luck of speaking to the right person at the right time. B)