Good afternoon -
On my way out the door to get a much needed massage.
Just had to vent for what its worth-
I certainly remember what it was like to be in high school but I thought people would have found themselves at the end of a four year degree.
Not such the case. Fortunately many of my friends are outside of school and are worthwhile. It bothers me slightly that I can sit at a table during a 45min break and see 10 of my fellow classmates come and sit at the table in front of me and beside me but none of them are brave enough to sit with me. I don't miss much because I hear their conversations and they are talking about questions on the test we just took. Did you put that? or what did you get for question 5? I really hate the group mentality. It does nothing for interpersonal skills especially when you agree with the members of your group and not develop a mind of your own. Granted I am 15 yrs older than they are but a simple hello would be fine. I get lots of smiles but no attempts at conversation. It's quite frustrating. Even the people I work with as a pct can talk intelligently. I get alot of rude remarks from the students at school and when I do try to communicate with them, I ,ignored or my questions aren't answered. I realize they are overgrown adolescents but PLeeeeease....Is that what I have to look forward to when my kids get older??? Anyone have any thoughts on group mentality and following the buffalo off the cliff? One says one thing and they all follow-
Dec 7, '05
why don't you go up to their table and join in on the conversation?? when you are sitting by yourself do you think you look approachable?? sometimes you just have to show people that you are interested in having a relationship with them and not just expect them to come to you.
ETA: i am one of the youngest in my class and we are all pretty close. i have no problems hanging out with the fifty something year old in our class or my fellow 22 year olds.
Last edit by AngelaSPN on Dec 7, '05
: Reason: To add on