Di, host of Pensivity101, is once again standing in for Melanie, of Sparks from a Combustible Mind, for today’s Truthful Tuesday prompt. This week Di wants to know about first impressions. She says, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression, but how about first impressions on you?” She wants to know…
How do you react if the person isn’t how you imagined? Do you try to find some common ground, simply be polite, or shrug your shoulders?
I’m a relatively easy going guy. As such, I give people the benefit of the doubt when I first meet them. So, if there is a common ground to be had, I will attempt to find that. However, if not, and if the relationship is important (e.g., a boss, an in-law, an acquaintance of a close friend), I’ll try to be polite. Of course, if the person is wearing a red MAGA cap, all bets are off.
Rory’s Coffee Morning Question
Yesterday, Rory asked somewhat related questions. They weren’t specifically about first impressions, but about how one relates to other people. So I thought I’d address his questions here, too. Rory asked…
Are you easily irritated by people? If so what annoys or irks you the most?
As I’ve gotten older I’ve found that I’m less willing to suffer fools than I was in my younger days. Hence, when I encounter a fool I become easily irritated. And these days, the fools that I am annoyed by, irked by, and irritated by are people who are racist, bigoted, sexist, close-minded, and intolerant of others based upon their gender, race, religion, or national origin. I’m especially irritated by those who are willfully ignorant, which includes most far-right Republicans, anyone wearing a red MAGA cap, and all those who in any way whatsoever support, excuse, or condone Donald Trump.