Friday, November 07, 2008

Meeting new people

Angela: Just have fun. You know, every once in a while you might meet somebody who's worth it.
Amy: What if he's not?
Angela: Then you've got something else to paint about.

One of the sacrifices that come along with this role is my beauty sleep. For the last 2 weeks, I’ve had a few of 8am meetings. My office hours officially starts at 930am, thus I had to wake up an hour earlier. I felt like a zombie as I had a late one last night. I was out on a date. *winks* A good friend was in town and we went for late night shopping. I always love taking a stroll along Regent and Oxford St during winter despite the weather. But I suppose more often, the strolls are taken with someone close to my heart. Anyway, we took a cab from there to our usual hangout to have dinner.

So there we were, enjoying conversation and companionship. I told Big the current roller coaster of my life. Perhaps I’m so used of being and feeling like a plain Jane that I find it hard to believe that anyone is genuinely attracted to me. I also told him that I don’t understand the need of mixed signals. Why is it when I’m fine with them not wanting me that they start to give the extra TLC? Then he said, “Who says you are a plain jane? Men find you more attractive when they see that you are content by being alone and that you don’t need them. Hence they start to chase you with greater effort.”

Ah, now it makes some sense. But it leads me back to square one.

Big: “For all you know, there could be a new person that might appear along the way.”

Then today, at my meeting, I made a new friend. He thought I was a graduate. *LOL* It means I’m almost 10 years younger. I told him that I’m old and have a daughter in primary school. He gave his business card (and as usual, I forgot to give mine. Typical!). When I got back to my desk, I dropped him an email and said thanks for the words. For a woman, it is a big compliment. He replied, “it was great bumping into you this morning.” There was a smiley in his email too. I wouldn’t expect a smiley icon coming from a senior person. *smiles* Lunch or coffees are expected as his office is just next to my building. I think he appreciates the fact that I have experiences in his sector. I think so. Otherwise, why would he even bother to take time to talk to me anyway?

But I hate it when Big is right.


D said...

my dear, if you are a plain jane, then what am I? LOL. You know, I just had to laugh my head off two days ago when a male friend said that I'm a looker (believe this: I've never EVER considered myself anything close to that!).

so, enjoy the coffees and lunches while you still can! :) be yourself and only appreciate those who can appreciate the real you. have a good weekend!

Hazia said...

It is great living life by the day, isn't it?;)

Ms B said...

oh d, u should see me back in uni and school. I was (and sometimes still feel) a plain jane. I suppose over the years, due to the nature of my profession, I look better..?

I believe it comes with this age, being in our 30s (I wrote something along that line before). Sometimes it is not about your physical attributes. When we feel good about ourselves, we generate a positive vibe and tend to attract people.

And yes, I only hang out with people who appreciate and see me for who I am, be it in my killer dress or 'plain jane' attire.

So babe, dont underestimate ur inner energy. *winks* U r one hot mama. *grins*

Ms B said...

Hi Hazia,

Definitely! What a thing to end my week. Put a smile on my face over the weekend.