Haughty No More

Today’s writing prompt is “what do people incorrectly assume about you?”

From the title of my post, you can guess that for a good portion of my life, until people got to know me, they assumed that I was some version of stuck up/conceited/haughty or some version of those things.

Actually I have pretty much always been the opposite of those things: terribly shy and a bit insecure about myself. How any of that came across as “stuck up” I have no idea.

I did ask a group that I was assigned to play some music with–the ones who said to me in amazement, “gee, we always thought you were such a snob, but you’re not like that at all!”–what had given them this idea. Believe it or not, it was because I was so quiet. They thought that I thought I was “too good ” to talk to them. In actuality, I was just shy.

So, so much for first impressions. Is there anyone you need to re-evaluate?


2 thoughts on “Haughty No More

  1. tonytomeo January 9, 2022 / 2:54 pm

    I would not comment on this post; but happened to find it amusing. Years ago, prior to so much gray, I used to be told that I look just like Tony Tomeo, or asked, “Has anyone ever told you that you look just like Tony Tomeo?”. The few people who thought they knew me from the newspapers preconceived how I should appear in public, . . . and it was weird.

  2. gardendaze January 9, 2022 / 3:08 pm

    That’s really funny. I always think I know what radio people “should ” look like–and of course they rarely look like I think they should–or maybe it’s that they don’t look like I think they sound.

    And I think that’s why I stopped watching movie adaptations of books. I had already imagined the scenes in my mind so the movie was nothing like I expected. Occasionally it was better–but most often, not.


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