A mad scientist friend offers you a chip that would allow you to know what the people you’re talking to are thinking. The catch: you can’t turn it off. Do you accept the chip?
Again… Um HELLO? Of COURSE I would accept the chip! I’m so paranoid about what everyone REALLY thinks of me. I used to work at a coffee/convenient store. I still go in (I’m going as soon as I write this). As soon as I leave the store, I always wonder what they’re all saying about me. If you haven’t noticed, self confidence is something I’m severely lacking. I’m working on it, through blogging actually (showing someone outside of my parents my actual work), but it’s a slow process.
After I have dinner at someone’s house, a few days later the rumors start. I ignore them of course, but you know what they say… “There’s a little truth to every rumor.” So, yes, I would grab that chip in an instant. That way, I’d no longer have to wonder.
Haven’t you ever been in a situation where you thought for a brief moment “Is this person reading my mind?” and didn’t it scare the hell outta you? Well, I’m tired of wondering, and I’m even more tired that people know what I’m thinking by my facial expressions. Not too many realize that what they say and what their face tells me are completely opposite. So I never know what to believe. I’ve been hurt so many times because I believed what was said, when in fact, what the other person thought was different. To not have to worry… now that would be awesome!
And in the same vein, after getting bullied on his Playstation and coming out in tears, I tell my 11-year-old son “What other people think of you is none of your business.” See? I really am trying. If I can drill all of these positive messages into my head as well as my son’s, there would be no need for a chip. But, again, I’m not there yet. So, until I get there, I would LOVE to possess such a chip, let alone have a mad scientist friend. How cool would that be? I instantly think of Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory. Having him over on a regular basis simply because we were friends? Yea… this is all too much. Now I’m going to be depressed for the rest of the day because I don’t have a mad scientist friend and because a chip like that really doesn’t exist. Please save the nasty remarks… I’m well aware that I’ve got issues.
Have a great day fellow bloggers!!