Hey! Quit looking at me while I:
- watch a movie you’ve already seen
- brush my teeth
While you’re at it, quit giving me compliments. Specifically, quit complimenting me on my presentation skills. Okay, I don’t really mean that. I did give a presentation today and I guess I didn’t suck. Sigh. I know I can be better at it and put in more effort, which is why I don’t take the compliments well. Also, no one is going to tell me to my face that I suck as a presenter, even though I solicit constructive criticism from my peers. I kept responding by saying that I was so nervous, I didn’t feel prepared, blah blah, so one person said that I “must be a good actress.” She’s not totally wrong.
When I am nervous or unsure, all I can do is think: WWYDIYWTMAVOY? What would you do if you were the most awesome version of yourself? There are times when we are put on the spot and we can either choke or be glorious. I choose to be glorious. I also choose to remain true to myself. Therefore, I can be quite the goof, even in a professional setting. Honestly, few things are more disappointing and downright weird than seeing a supposed professional tightass wearing a cropped t-shirt and making out with her husband in a public place. I speak from experience, people. I’ll respect you much more if you let your freak flag fly all the time.
LET YOUR FREAK FLAG FLY! Unless it involves you looking at me while I eat. Seriously. Get help if you’re a dining spectator. It’s just not right.