Fandango’s Provocative Question #117

FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.

By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

This week’s provocative question is about first impressions. There’s an old saying that says you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Yet, it’s tough to know how you actually come across to new people.

So, the question is this:

What impression do you think you give when you first meet someone?

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23 thoughts on “Fandango’s Provocative Question #117

    • Fandango May 12, 2021 / 7:58 pm

      I usually don’t answer my own provocative questions, but I MAY make an exception for you, Melanie.


    • Fandango May 12, 2021 / 8:01 pm

      Too provocative or too personal? 😉


  1. pensitivity101 May 12, 2021 / 11:07 am

    First thing I noticed here was a left handed handshake (or reversed image).
    They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. I insulted Hubby’s car the first time we met, but he didn’t hold it against me!
    You either like me or you don’t. Just the way it is. 🙂

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    • Stine Writing May 12, 2021 / 2:19 pm

      David always says that the first time he met me and I smiled at him he knew I was the one! I did have to go back and look at that handshake! I just don’t have patience for people who don’t care to be around me…just keep walking is what I think to say!

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    • Fandango May 12, 2021 / 8:04 pm

      Yikes, you’re right. I didn’t notice left handed handshake. When I was younger I used to have an expression: “Accept me as I am or reject me.”

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    • Fandango May 12, 2021 / 8:12 pm

      BTW, I just edited the post and flipped the photo to show a right-hand handshake.

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  2. Marilyn Armstrong May 12, 2021 / 4:22 pm

    Interesting question except I haven’t met anyone new (other than grocery store queues) in a really long time. We aren’t particularly sociable — and obvious less so since COVID. This would have been more entertaining while I was working and getting out into the world more. Still, made a me think back to when I really did care what other people thought of me. Now, I really don’t give a rat’s ass. That’s the real joy of getting older!

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    • Fandango May 12, 2021 / 11:09 pm

      Yes, as a fellow septuagenarian, I agree that the kind of first impression I make on others doesn’t hold much importance to me these days.


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