My posts have been absent the last two weeks. I have been writing papers and I thought about posting those but I don't think 15-20 pages of research is blogger material.
I wonder how I come across to people. Especially with people telling me the following this week
1) At Starbucks a lady says to me, "You look like you come here all the time, where is the clock?"
My response, "Actually this is my first time here, I don't know."2) While subbing a kid says to me, "Mr. Moore I bet you play a lot of paintball. You look like a paintball player."
My response, "I've played twice before, sorry." (What does a paintball player look like?)
3) While subbing another kid said to me, "Mr. Moore you look like Jesus."
My response, "Except I have about 5 inches in height, paler skin, lighter hair, and I'm guessing Jesus was good looking."
4) This is the best one, it happened last week while subbing:
A girl says, "Oh I thought you were our teacher, you look like her."
My response, "You know I'm not offended but if your teacher has a beard she is in the wrong profession (alluding to the circus)
My point? These assumptions, presumptions, expectations, interpretations, were wrong. I don't go to that Starbucks all the time, I don't play paintball, I do not look like the historical Jesus, and I can say with confidence I do not look like a 40 year old woman English teacher."
When we look at people we don't always see accurately. How than should we see?