My challenge today is to write, non-stop for 10 minutes. No editing and no looking back. This is going to be tough:
I look up from my book. I was walking home and a person walking past called out hello to me. I blush, mumble out a reply and look back at my book; red-faced.
Now, I’m not a rude person, well, I don’t think I am. But, to be honest, I hate talking to people. I don’t know if it’s some strange type of person anxiety, but I get super nervous when I have to talk to people I have never met.
And by the way, I’m normally really good at public speaking, I just get the normal pre-show nerves. That’s different though.
I have to book a doctor’s appointment:
me: “ummm… hello? uhh.. I’m Hana and I have to see Dr [blah] uhh.. are they in tomorrow?
Person in the other end: “Yes she is in, what time would you like to come in?”
me: “Ummm… what?” <- obviously didn’t hear a word the receptionist said cause I was freaking out
This is a major problem in my life… It’s fine if I start the conversation, I say hello to the bus driver every morning, but as soon as they say ‘hello’ to me before I say it to them.. I stumble onto the bus, trip, blush, and fall into my seat heavily.
Why me?? Anyone else have this problem? Is there such a thing as person anxiety?