Saturday, October 31, 2009

And then sometimes you're wrong (or at least I am)

Shortly after writing the last post about first impressions, I remembered a fairly recent time when my first impressions were dead wrong. I was at an event where I knew few people. I started talking with one woman at my table, because I thought she was the seatmate I'd probably have the most in common with. There was another woman at the table that I barely gave a second glance because she didn't look like someone I'd bond with. She was conservatively dressed, and, at first glance, she looked like she was a dutiful wife who let her husband take the lead. Boy was I wrong! When I started talking to her, I found out she was quite fascinating, was doing all kinds of interesting volunteer work in developing countries, and traveled a fair bit independently of her husband.

So there you go - as some suggested on the last post, first impressions can definitely be wrong!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The saying 'don't judge a book by its cover" comes to mind. I don't make a very good impression, I hope most people will try to get past how I look to get to know me - clearly some do, but I'm sure some don't.