Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Keeping Myself Company

Lately I've been increasingly aware of the fact that I talk out loud to myself, you know like making comments on the differences of the price of pickles while I'm standing in the grocery aisle or debating whether that shampoo that promises to give me soft and silky hair is actually going never does. Sometimes I catch myself and look around to see if anyone looks frightened while I'm carrying on my conversation and other times I do catch someone standing near me with a confused look on their face. I think there is some sort of saying that makes reference to the fact that it's ok to talk to yourself as long as you don't answer. Guess what? I started answering. Don't have the slightest idea what that means and I frankly don't care. Once I hit my 40's all that trivial stuff ceased to concern me anymore especially what others think. I remember reading this line once and it has always stuck with me........"it's none of my business what other's think of me" that.

Back to the grocery store..............Now that's not to say when I'm in the grocery store I don't make conversation with others. If I see someone looking at a jar of olives, obviously debating whether it's worth it........I may put my two cents in if I myself have bought the same jar. I'm trying to be helpful but my daughters being the teenagers that they are, find this totally mortifying, roll their eyes and run to a different aisle.

Although to be completely honest with you, I enjoy my own company. Always have and I suspect I always will. That's the true gift.


andrea said...

How I relate to this post! Mortified teenagers, own company and all. All you (we!) need is a funny-old-lady hat to complete the picture! :)

Melody said...

I know I'll be shopping for one soon although I think I look wretched in hats. That may change!