My face can not tell a lie.
For as long as I can remember, my facial expressions have ALWAYS told how I was feeling. This can be a huge problem when you are trying to conceal your feelings. Don’t get me wrong…. I can’t stand to be Fake, but sometimes I need to spare others from my true emotions.
I don’t have a high tolerance for people who like to be seen. You know the person I am talking about….
Always the center of attention.
Louder then everyone else.
Always directs the conversation in an area that is about themselves.
Tells you everything that is wrong with them.
NEVER stops talking.
Got someone in mind?
I attend a monthly book club where I run into this issue EVERY time. Most of the ladies are fun, energetic, exciting, fellow book lovers. However, one of the ladies… well… she just doesn’t mesh with my personality.
In the 3 months since she has started attending, I have learned about every ailment she has, every crazy member of her family, and about all her sexual fantasies with some character from the Outlander series.
Since she became a member of the group, we have YET to discuss THE BOOK. She totally dominates each and every meeting. Now, I too am a strong personality. I love being the center of attention, and I can talk anyone to boredom, but I know when I need to be quiet. Each and every meeting I sit and I bite my tongue. I wiggle and squirm in my seat. I sigh and I moan. My mother gets a big chuckle because she knows I am a volcano on the verge of eruption.
My face has given me away each and every time. It can’t lie. My best attempts are always failed. No matter how hard I try, my eyes are going to roll, my lips are going to squish together, and I am going to give myself away.
You will always know where you stand with me. I just can’t hide it, it is not possible. While I have somewhat mastered the tongue, I cannot for the life of me master the face. I am destined forever to give myself away.
Perhaps I should start wearing a ski mask to book club……… hmmm…..