Guest Post Wednesday: Stereotyping

Dear Optimists,

The thing that drives me crazy is that sometimes, I cannot stand judgmental people! I have been judged many times throughout my life. Here are some rather funny examples:

Distant-Relative-I-Have-Never-Met: So, you are metro, right?
Me: Why would you say that? *confused*

Kid-Of-Family-Friends: Are you emo?
Me: No… LOL, are you? *confused*

Me: My sister says I lack common sense.
A-New-Friend: She is right, you do…
Me: Huh? *confused*

Stranger: You are probably always studying since you are brown.
Me: Actually, I wish I was the stereotypical smart brownie. Instead I spend most of my time blogging.
Stranger: *Confused*
Me: *Confused even more*

These are only a few of the incidences I can think of right now. But at the end, there is always something to laugh about.

Stay positive, people!

Eavesdropping 101

Dear Optimists,

Eavesdropping is a bad, bad thing. You really shouldn’t do it, because it’s absolutely none of your business.

But think of all the interesting conversations you’re missing out on? I could never let that happen to me, because one of the things that always make me smile is eavesdropping on other people’s conversations in the bus, behind me during lectures, at parties, whenever.

Sure, you pick up on things you might not want to hear, but the trick is to listen to people you don’t know and that don’t know you. Sometimes you strike gold: