Recently I've received feedback regarding a blog or two. It is exhilarating and frightening at the same time to learn that I have real people who are taking a few minutes of their time to read what I write. I'm honored and I feel responsible too. Thank you.
So today just because I am curious about you.I'm going to share a little idiosyncrasy--a pet peeve of sorts and see what you think.
Here is the scenario. I'm standing in a line waiting to check out with purchases, usually at the grocery store. So my turn comes along and I stand talking with the cashier and listening to the bleep, bleep, bleep as products make their way across the scanner. Then the final piece, the swipe of my card and the submitting of my precious pin.
Now here is the point where I always wait to see what my line neighbor is going to do. Will they saddle right up next to me as I finish with the cashier or wait back giving me space to gather my bags? I'm a space person and my personal preference is that the person behind me should wait until I'm at the end of the counter grabbing my bags. That is what I do when I'm the line neighbor, I wait. I like the distance because it makes me feel comfortable and recognizes my claustrophobia issue.
The point is that if I feel my "space" is being invaded I will sometimes do silly things like turn my back to the person or linger. I told you it was silly. Other than protecting my pin and recognizing some sort of perceived etiquette I know this is more about personal preference. That's why when I was chatting with some guy the other day on the line and he said he goes crazy waiting for the person in front of him to move along I thought, "Okay, this is really my personal pet peeve.
So what about you? What little thing do you prefer that sort of rocks you when it goes askew? Glasses up or down in the cupboard or vegetables totally isolated from the meat on your plate? Isn't it wonderful to have the luxury of even thinking about such things? What is your peeve?
Yesterday I had a terrific interview with Jan Davis of Grounds for Celebration. Nice lady, great attitude and some lessons there for those looking to start such a business or wanting just to get to know Jan. I don't know if it is helpful to you but you can listen here or just head over direct to blog talk radio via the button on the side panel.
Finally just a few other things to share. Do you ever compare your work style with others and feel apologetic? I know I do. Mine is scattered, frantic, high energy for me and I like it that way. But I always compare myself against the left brain, methodical person and find myself lacking. Take a look at at Tony D. Clark's Success From the Nest post on creative process. It is really okay to be different and I'm learning that a lot these days.
Now just to perk you up no matter what you do to earn your keep. Timothy Johnson of Carpe Factum has an awesome short post on finding the purpose of it all each and every day. Take a read and be inspired. I know I was. I like your writing style Timothy. His posts are worth a read.
Thanks for checking in! Knowing there is a true "you" out there inspires me to keep working to improve.
grocery photo by DCE, coffee by Brenda Anderson, powered by flickr