Random thoughts

Mudcat

Leave everything to me!
A problem I have always had tho is understanding what is expected of me in terms of human interaction.

So I'm in line at the grocery store checkout. I put my stuff on the conveyer and then put one of those dividers at the back.

So someone comes along and starts putting his stuff on the conveyer in what I would call the proper way. i.e. - behind my stuff, on the other side of the divider.

What does he say to me as he starts doing this? Can you guess?

"Sorry." Dude says sorry.

So what is expected of me? My first instinct was to say, "I forgive you." Dude is sorry so absolve him. But I figgered it would probably seem smart-ass. It would be kinda like saying, "Do you realize that you just apologized when you did absolutely nothing remotely wrong, you ridiculous suckwimp?"

So I didn't do that. I didn't do anything.

Looking back on it now, I think maybe the social expectation was for me to force a laugh and say, "That's okay." And then he forces a laugh and we have some forced meaningless noise together ????

Maybe that's what you do in that situation to be a proper social human being?

:dunno:

??????
 

Cami

Queen Bee
A problem I have always had tho is understanding what is expected of me in terms of human interaction.

So I'm in line at the grocery store checkout. I put my stuff on the conveyer and then put one of those dividers at the back.

So someone comes along and starts putting his stuff on the conveyer in what I would call the proper way. i.e. - behind my stuff, on the other side of the divider.

What does he say to me as he starts doing this? Can you guess?

"Sorry." Dude says sorry.

So what is expected of me? My first instinct was to say, "I forgive you." Dude is sorry so absolve him. But I figgered it would probably seem smart-ass. It would be kinda like saying, "Do you realize that you just apologized when you did absolutely nothing remotely wrong, you ridiculous suckwimp?"

So I didn't do that. I didn't do anything.

Looking back on it now, I think maybe the social expectation was for me to force a laugh and say, "That's okay." And then he forces a laugh and we have some forced meaningless noise together ????

Maybe that's what you do in that situation to be a proper social human being?

:dunno:

??????
I tend to always default to "that's ok" or "nothing to be sorry for!" or "you're fine" I find it odd how often people say sorry, for things that don't even dictate an apology or any words at all really. I suppose he must have felt he was being intrusive.
humans are weird.
 
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