Question of the Day – No. 184 Posted on October 24, 2018October 18, 2018 by Troy Headrick What is the second thing you tell to someone you’ve never met before about yourself besides your name? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading...
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I’m a very transparent person
That’s for the best 🙂
That I am a paranormal investigator.
How do people react to that?
That I’m a writer.
Unless it’s a guy who’s trying to hit on me….in which case I tell him I have a boyfriend (a lie).
And when people ask you what you’re writing, what do you answer?
I tell them I write crappy articles for crappy magazines and I hate it…and that my real passion is fiction and poetry, but that they don’t pay the bills right now.
Yep… but Don’t leave ur passion, keep writing regularly, for what u like, give time to yourself regularly, even if its only one hour, and one day u’ll be having a Full book ready of ur Frictional Story… God Bless… 👍😊
I do. I write all day and all night…pretty sure I write in my sleep some nights. Thanks for the words of encouragement ☺️
That I am a military brat and spouse. It saves me from having to explain not having a home.
I think you do have a home, even if it’s not physical. Home is where your heart is, right?
The second thing i say is probably a vague answer to their question… Or i’m fine and yourself?
Oh no I pressed send too soon. I’m sorry. The second thing i tell them is the right pronunciation of my last name
Yep! Me too.
So you like to keep the psychological distance between you and that person. 🙂
You must be reading my mind because this has been something I’ve been pondering. It can be complicated. Am I overthinking this? 😂
My answer is in transition so I am thinking about this too… 🧐😉
Hmmm… what do you feel? Is it helpful or stressful?
My situation feels complicated. There are parts of my story that can be a lot for another to be invited into. It feels a little stressful to overthink it. But it’s reality. So it has me thinking about what situations are worth the emotional risk and which ones are not. It is helpful that you asked the question. Encourages me to tackle it. To look at it. Figure it out. It was timely.
Well, I believe it is important to identify which overthinking process is helpful and which is not. We need to work in reducing the one that it’s not.
“I’m a Writer.” Then I watch as their brain goes into overdrive of what to say next. xx
Why do you think this happens?
The answer to their question.
What’s the strangest question you faced so far?
I cannot recall a strange one…I have gotten “Are you a runner?” A lot before we talk about it. Sometimes it is what someone has heard about me – if we have someone in common. I will have to start paying attention.
I used to say that I manage an Olive Garden.
This past year I either say… Nu vorbesc romana (Romanian for “I do not speak Romanian)…
Or… if the person speakes English I say I am blessed to be a mom.
I couldn’t help but snicker about your answer. 😋
Thank you! 😁
What is your favorite dish? 🙂
Impossible to choose just one favorite. 😉
A top 5 maybe?
How come you say you don’t speak Romanian? Are you traveling to Romania for the past year?
We moved here. I give them a heads up so that they go easy on me. This helps me keep up. 😉
Nice! Where have you moved from and what was the reason for the change?
BTW: I live in Romania too 🙂
Oh… nice! We were living in Florida when I met my husband. (I was a born/raised Floridean). Our honeymoon was here in Romania, where he was born/raised and then for seven years we dreamed of coming. We finally kissed our jobs goodbye and made the leap of faith. We are glad we did because now we live in our dream intead of always wishing.
It depends on the situation. When doing general introductions, the second thing I say after my name is usually my age. Then I go into whatever we have in common that got us conversing.
How come you usually say your age?
It’s nice to meet you then I let them start the questions. If they don’t I usually ask them how they are or what they do for a living?
I’ve noticed that we usually define ourselves in society with our job. I guess it’s something we can talk about since most people have a job. A common topic, just like weather.
I’m crazy lol
I think that post people are, but the ones that have enough balls to say it are the real crazy ones lol
It’s not always the same. Mostly I tend to say I’m not a talkative person, but I speak a lot about everything after the second beer 😀
Alcohol is a great communication enhancer. Too bad we cannot articulate words as good as we do it sober :))
Depends on who it is. If an interview I give my elevator pitch. If a new friend then the fact I’m married and a cat mom.
How does your elevator pitch sound like?
It’s not refined at all. Right now (author life) it’s hybrid multi-published author of contemporary gay romance.
Once a proper greeting has been said, I let the flow of the conversation determine what I say and tell… 🙂
“Words are like spices, too many are worse than too few” Joan Aiken”
Great quote! They are, especially if they’re useless.
I love that!
I don’t even tell them my name…me and the person won’t be on a first name basis until the second time I see them…why? Because I’m so happy to be vibing with someone, I get excited lol
Interesting point of view! I usually don’t even remember the name of that person until I hear it a second time, so I kinda get in the same situation lol
That I teach.
Can you please remind me what do you teach? I think you told me but I honestly forgot.
Besides my name I ask them where do they belong to as in which country, state.
How relevant do you think people’s origins are?
Not much revelant but just trying to give the conversation an initial start 😊
It depends on places and situation. If in coffee shop or in a cafe, beside my name i will tell the person i have conversation with, that… i love coffee (laughing). But if in the hospital, we usually open with topic, “what sickness that make you come here?” And we share what sickness we are having and that’s really relieving someone’s heart when you ask the question because that the hidden intention to show that you are actually caring for that person. Ya? And when you see the person starting to smile, that’s… awesome!
It’s interesting how the conversation starts with and because of the environment. what about you’re just randomly walking on the street?
If i’m just randomly walking on the street and meet a person like you, and we happen sitting on the same bench, i would start a conversation with by introduce my name, then i start to mention the weather, and look at your reaction, if you sort of quite interested to reply the conversation, then i tell you that i come from Kuala Lumpur. Have you been to Kuala Lumpur? The weather are humid and hot there. How about weather in your country? And you see… yet, the thing we will tell second beside our name is still depends on the situation. Ya? Errr… i think so (laughing).
I’m a dad 🙂
Awesome! How many kids do you have?
That is usually the next thing I say when I meet someone for the first time! I have 2 – ages 4 and 2 🙂
How are you ?
What is the most interesting response you got to this question?
oh the usual !!! 🙂
That I’m a BS Computer Science Graduate…
That’s awesome! 😀
My name usually comes up way after the conversation has started, if at all.
Why is that?
Because, if I tell them, I’d have to kill them. 😂 Just kidding. I generally keep my distance from people until I get to know and trust them.
It is a useful self-defending strategy 🙂
What is your profession?
A Writer and Journalist
Kindly visit my blog. Thanks
Wow, you do a lot! -> POET|| WRITER|| PASTOR’S SEED|| Youth Ambassador||YALI Network Member.
Oh. Many humble thanks. You do really well too and I quite appreciate that.
Thank you 🙂
I purpose today
Congratulations!!! I hope that love will only get better and better with the years! <3
The second thing I would rather say: “could I have a discount”?
I hope you can :))
It depends on whether or not they’ve met my family.
So what do you say to those that have met your family and what do you say to those that haven’t?
To those who’ve met my family I say, I’m ttttt’s relation, to those who haven’t met a family member,,, my age? I once told a group that they looked intimidating,,, that we are friends of the Hudsons,,,, I don’t do it very often.