"...-it was hard to tell if they were genuinely trying to help.
Or simply trying to look as if they were."
Mark Billlingham, Lifeless
Monday, Apr 12th, 2010 -- You have a high level of self-esteem, but unfortunately you may not be able to rely on it when you need it later today. What makes it even more difficult is the fact that you cannot save a positive attitude like you would a computer file, to open up at a later time. But don't let the changing circumstances throw you for a loop. Wait it out; your optimism will return in a few days.
A few days? Yea sure.
Anyway I went back to andsec today when Shamini asked me.
They sounded very good, as usual. They won category champion! They are the most optimistic, unpretentious and outgoing group of kids I ever saw.
I don't know why, but don't you feel irritated when you tell someone of some success related to you, for instance my juniors' triumph, and they dismiss it and harp on their own choir's achievements.
"Uh, okay...my own choir won..."
Don't you get it? I was already shut off from your third word.
Sorry, past achievements may be impressive. But its OVER.
I am sort of pissed at people who always refer to themselves anyway. Like they think they're the greatest. It's sad and its sorry, and it's ugly.
The other time in Reader's Digest, there was an article about your message for people when you don't pick up the phone. "Sorry I'm out, but you could leave a message after the bleep."
"*Outtatune singing...this is ____! Leave a message! I'm not free now."
Okay the article says that speaking with a smile's important. You could also sound more upbeat by simply standing up when you're recording. It would improve the mood of the caller if you sound happy. After all,what have you, happiness is infectious.
You could also say, "You have reached John and Mary's home. We're not home now so please leave a message for us."
By using "You", it shows you are more considerate towards the other person, and this makes the caller feel more important.
What a world of difference a word makes.
And what a happy person it'll make.
But sometimes all I can see is these self-help and self-improvement and stuff. Shows how many people tend to be utterly insensitive. So perhaps they should just pick up these books and memorise the techniques and cue-words.
Save the people around them a hell load of anguish and depression.
I mean,it's okay to step on toes now and then.
We're all learning, aren't we?
But what do we make of those who never learn?
Sunday, Apr 11th, 2010 -- You could have stars in your eyes today, tempting you to reach beyond your normal limits. On one hand, this can lead to something wonderful as you take an opportunity you might otherwise pass by. But on the other hand, you could upset the security that you've worked to achieve by gambling your future on a risky venture. There's no simple answer to the choice you must make, so consider all options carefully before saying yes.
So after reading Chris Manby's Getting Personal, something interesting...
Let's say about 51% of our population's female.
Of the guys, approximately 20% would be under 18.
30% would be over 50.
And 10% would be gay.
And a good 50%of the remaining are married,
with another 50% happily attached.
Minus those still living with their mothers.
How many percent left of these whom I might actually fancy?
Do the math.