Friday, March 18, 2016
I'm feeling trollish today. Like the grumpy antisocial creatures who live under bridges, not like the cretins who wander the internet to pick fights! I am mostly a stereotypical geeky introvert, but get stuck on a lot of committees for balance because there are not a lot of women at work. So this week I have been on a committee interviewing candidates, and had to ask questions and make small talk and appear professional every day, and it is wearying.
And because the kid has a hard time hobbling on her crutches, I play sherpa in the mornings - I carry her heavy schoolbag, follow her into school and walk her to class. Which means some more small talk and appearing friendly and answering questions and fighting my inner introvert.
Then we have a work lunch today. More politeness, small talk, being professional, etc. I know this all comes easily to a lot of people, but for nerds like I, being social and not talking about nerdy things requires conscious effort.
So I was looking forward to a quiet Friday night. The kid has a birthday party to attend, so I was going to make a grownup meal for just me and the hub, but then he reminded me that he had rsvp'ed to a St. Patrick's Day party. So ... more socializing!
This probably all seems ridiculous to a normal person. I guess this is just a long indulgent rant to say, I'm kind of tired of pretending to be a normal person all week, and want some time to hibernate!